Imamura v. City and County of Honolulu Corporation Counsel

A worker exposed to cigarette smoke in her office for a period of 28 years developed cancer of the right lung; she filed a claim for disability benefits, maintaining that her cancer is a compensable injury as it occurred from the course of her employment.  On March 12, 1993, the Director of the division found that the injury was compensable and awarded the claimant $2,309.85.  The employer did not appeal the decision.

8.2 TPLR 8.1, No. 29208149 of the State of Hawaii Department of Labor and Industrial Relations Disability Compensation Division (1993).