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Court Overturns Denial of Accidental Disability Benefits to Firefighter for Fall

By WorkCompCentral

Wednesday, September 12, 2018 | 89 | 0 | 2 min read

A New York appellate court overturned a denial of accidental disability retirement benefits to a firefighter for his injuries from falling while stepping out of an ambulance. Case: Matter of Loia v. DiNapoli, No. 526165, 09/06/2018, published. Facts: Gregg Loia worked as a firefighter for the City of Yonkers. In December 2012, he responded to a medical emergency involving a person who was having difficulty breathing. When an ambulance arrived, Loia entered the side door to replenish medical supplies and then exited through the rear doors. The rear doors were open, but a folding s...

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