California: Genetic Causes May be Considered in Apportioning Liability for Work Injuries
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April 26, 2017
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On April 26, 2017, the California Third District Court of Appeal stated that genetic causes, including inherited predispositions, may be considered in medical evaluations to apportion the employer’s share of liability for work-related injuries. This builds further upon the current standard for workers’ compensation injuries in which employers must compensate workers only for the portion of a disability caused by a work-related injury.
The court therefore remanded the case to the WCAB to issue a decision based on the QME’s findings.
- Review outstanding workers’ compensation claims in connection with this ruling. The court’s opinion can be reviewed here.
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