This is a case study of the processes involved in attaining the status of « victim » after an industrial accident.
In this case a migrant working in the manufacturing industry becomes increasingly « disabled » and seeks legitimation as a'victim' who is 'worthy' of financial compensation.
The institutional processes involved are the industrial, medical and legal systems.
Chronic pain is a condition that often defies an unambiguous diagnosis.
Most chronic pain victims are therefore constantly seeking legitimation for their condition as physicians attempt to uncover the aetiology of the pain.
Most chronic pain victims also fail to fulfil the expectation of getting well as soon as possible.
Mots-clés Pascal : Etude cas, Immigrant, Homme, Douleur, Chronique, Accident travail, Indemnité dédommagement, Médecine travail, Législation, Australie, Médecine légale, Chilien, Océanie
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Case study, Immigrant, Human, Pain, Chronic, Occupational accident, Indemnity, Occupational medicine, Legislation, Australia, Legal medicine, Oceania
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 94-0241125
Code Inist : 002B30B03. Création : 199406.