Firm Wins Appeal Of Denial Of Claim Petition Before Workers Compensation Appeal Board
Posted on Thursday, September 20th, 2012 at 2:44 pm
Attorney Todd Lasky of Zavodnick, Zavodnick & Lasky, LLC recently prevailed on an appeal from a workers’ compensation judge’s decision denying benefits to an injured worker.
The workers’ compensation judge denied the employee’s claim petition, finding that even though the employee had been involved in a work-related injury and had restrictions resulting from the injury, the employee was not entitled to wage loss benefits because he was terminated for cause following his injury. The Workers’ Compensation Appeal Board agreed with Mr. Lasky that, even though the injured worker was fired for misconduct following his injury, he was still entitled to benefits because his condition had worsened to the point that he could not perform that job even if he had not been terminated.
This Appeal Board’s decision means that the injured worker will now receive approximately three years of benefits which he was initially denied and will continue to receive benefits into the future.