The WCIRB continues to target cumulative trauma claims as a growing problem and often dismisses the claims as frivolous and unnecessary. They want to do away with these claims so they don't have to pay them.
The WCIRB describes those suffering from cumulative trauma as workers who don't speak English, make less than $500 per week and work in the hospitality and manufacturing industries, mainly in Southern California.
That's who they are on paper.
These are the real faces of cumulative trauma: