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WPI155.06.02Proximate Cause—Allowed Claim—Alternative

6A WAPRAC WPI 155.06.02Washington Practice Series TMWashington Pattern Jury Instructions--Civil

6A Wash. Prac., Wash. Pattern Jury Instr. Civ. WPI 155.06.02 (7th ed.)
Washington Practice Series TM
Washington Pattern Jury Instructions--Civil
July 2019 Update
Washington State Supreme Court Committee on Jury Instructions
Part XI. Workers' Compensation
Chapter 155. Workers' Compensation
WPI 155.06.02 Proximate Cause—Allowed Claim—Alternative
A cause of a [condition] [disability] [death] is a proximate cause if it is related to the [condition] [disability] [death] in two ways: (1) the cause produced the [condition] [disability] [death] in a direct sequence [unbroken by any new, independent cause], and (2) the [condition] [disability] [death] would not have happened in the absence of the cause.
[There may be one or more proximate causes of a [condition] [disability] [death]. For a worker to recover benefits under the Industrial Insurance Act, the [industrial injury] [occupational disease] must be a proximate cause of the alleged [condition] [and] [disability] [death] for which benefits are sought. The law does not require that the [industrial injury] [occupational disease] be the sole proximate cause of such [condition] [disability] [death].]
This instruction is an alternative to the tradition definition of proximate cause found in WPI 155.06 (Proximate Cause—Allowed Claim). For directions on using this instruction, see the Note on Use and Comment to WPI 155.06 (Proximate Cause—Allowed Claim).
This instruction is an alternative version of WPI 155.06 (Proximate Cause—Allowed Claim) in the same manner that WPI 15.01.01 (Proximate Cause—Definition—Alternative) is an alternative version of WPI 15.01 (Proximate Cause—Definition). For an explanation of the derivation of the language in this instruction's first paragraph, see the Comment to WPI 15.01.01 (Proximate Cause—Definition—Alternative).
[Current as of November 2016.]
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