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Worker Cannot Enlarge Scope of Claim to Include Alleged Consequential Injury

Tuesday, July 27, 2021 | 0

A New York appellate court ruled that an injured worker was not entitled to expand the scope of his workers’ compensation claim to include a heart attack as a consequential injury. Case: Matter of Galatro v. Slomins Inc., No. 531751, 07/15/2021, published. Facts and procedural history: In 2013, Edward Galatro injured his left knee while working for Slomins Inc. and underwent arthroscopic surgery. During his recovery, Galatro complained of severe chest pain and, ultimately, underwent two cardiac stent procedures. Galatro established the compensability of his knee injury. He then reque...

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