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Surveillance Video of Worker Provided Sufficient Basis for Forfeiture of Benefits

By WorkCompCentral

Friday, October 12, 2018 | 141 | 0 | 17 min read

A New York appellate court ruled that inconsistencies between a worker’s reported limitations and his activities captured on a surveillance video were sufficient to support a forfeiture of his entitlement to benefits. Case: Matter of Santangelo v. Seaford U.F.S.D., No. 525534, 10/11/2018, published. Facts and procedural history: Lawrence Santangelo injured his back and leg in 2007 while working for Seaford U.F.S.D. He underwent back surgery in 2009 but continued to complain of chronic pain. Santangelo asserted that the pain was radiating into his left hip and thigh, and he report...

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