Category Archives: Cumulative Trauma

A BRIEF GUIDE TO THE STATUTE OF LIMITATIONS FOR WORKERS’ COMPENSATION CLAIMS IN CALIFORNIA

In California, employees are entitled to receive no-fault workers’ compensation insurance coverage from their employer. If an employee is hurt on the job, he/she has the right to file for workers’ compensation benefits regardless of how and why the accident occurred. However, they do not have an unlimited amount of time to bring the case. […]

CALIFORNIA WORKERS’ COMPENSATION DEFENSE: CUMULATIVE TRAUMA AND THE STATUTE OF LIMITATIONS

California employers are required to provide no-fault workers’ compensation benefits to their workers. State-mandated workers’ compensation insurance must offer coverage for two distinct injuries — specific and cumulative trauma. Whereas a specific injury is linked to an accident, cumulative trauma develops gradually over time. For several different reasons, cumulative trauma claims are complicated. One way […]

CALIFORNIA WORKERS’ COMPENSATION: DEFENDING A ‘CUMULATIVE TRAUMA’ CLAIM

Under California workers’ compensation laws, there are two broad categories of work injuries —  specific injuries and cumulative trauma. A specific injury occurs in a single event, in which an employee is hurt at a specific place and time. In contrast, cumulative trauma injuries develop gradually over time. They occur as the collective consequence of […]