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CWCI Joins Dispute at 1st DCA on What Constitutes An 'Extraordinary' Risk

By WorkCompCentral

Wednesday, January 27, 2016 | 1681 | 1 | 42 min read

The California Workers' Compensation Institute last week filed an amicus brief with the 1st District Court of Appeals urging it to "adopt a common sense approach" to the question of when a work-related risk becomes an "extraordinary" one. Labor Code Section 3208.3 prohibits awards for mental injury claims by workers who have been on the job for less than six months, unless the alleged harm was caused by a "sudden and extraordinary" employment condition. Last month, the 1st DCA agreed to weigh in on the question of whether an apartment maintenance worker'...

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