California Code, Labor Code - LAB § 3208.1

An injury may be either:  (a) “specific,” occurring as the result of one incident or exposure which causes disability or need for medical treatment;  or (b) “cumulative,” occurring as repetitive mentally or physically traumatic activities extending over a period of time, the combined effect of which causes any disability or need for medical treatment.  The date of a cumulative injury shall be the datedetermined under Section 5412 .

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