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Worker Can't Bring IIED Claim Against Carrier

Wednesday, July 1, 2020 | 0

A California appellate court ruled that a quadriplegic worker could not recover damages against his employer’s insurance carrier for the intentional infliction of emotional distress. Case: Mendoza-Hernandez v. State Compensation Insurance Fund, No. B296422, 06/29/2020, unpublished. Facts: Misael Mendoza-Hernandez worked for Colosseum Athletics Inc. He suffered an injury at work in September 2007 and filed a workers’ compensation claim. The State Compensation Insurance Fund provided workers’ compensation insurance to Colosseum, which designated a doctor to provide...

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