WCAB San Francisco,
June 19, 2017
While working as a candle maker for the employer, the applicant got her right index finger stuck in the machine, resulting in a partial amputation of the finger. The date of injury was post-1/1/2013. The WCJ found that the injury to applicant’s psyche constituted a “violent act” exception under Labor Code 4660.1(c), applying the Larsen and Madson cases. Therefore, the injury to the applicant’s psyche was compensable, and applicant was found 100% disabled based on the psyche. The WCAB affirmed.