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WPI155.12Aggravation—No Prior Award

6A WAPRAC WPI 155.12Washington Practice Series TMWashington Pattern Jury Instructions--Civil

6A Wash. Prac., Wash. Pattern Jury Instr. Civ. WPI 155.12 (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 155.12 Aggravation—No Prior Award
This is an aggravation case. When(worker's name)'s claim was closed on(date)it was determined that there was no permanent partial disability resulting from the [industrial injury] [occupational disease]. That determination is binding on all parties.
“Aggravation” means a worsening of a condition caused by the [industrial injury] [occupational disease] that results in [permanent disability] [a need for further treatment].
The aggravation period in this case is from(date)to(date).
NOTE ON USE
Use this instruction if plaintiff's claim has been closed at some prior time with no permanent partial disability award. In a case in which there has been a prior permanent partial disability award, use WPI 155.11 (Aggravation—Prior Award).
Use WPI 155.12.01 (Burden of Proof—Aggravation—No Prior Award) with this instruction.
Use bracketed material as applicable.
COMMENT
See White v. Dep't of Labor & Indus., 48 Wn.2d 413, 293 P.2d 764 (1956).
[Current as of November 2016.]
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