Category Archives: Cumulative Trauma

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 […]