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No Accidental Disability Benefits for Firefighter's Chemical Inhalation Injury

By WorkCompCentral

Monday, March 28, 2016 | 568 | 0 | 5 min read

A New York appellate court ruled that a firefighter's injuries from inhaling toxic chemical fumes during a warehouse fire did not entitle him to accidental disability retirement benefits. Case: Schultz v. DiNapoli, No. 521603, 03/17/2016, published. Facts: Gary Schultz worked as a firefighter for the City of Buffalo Fire Department for approximately 18 years.  He claims he was exposed to toxic fumes while fighting a fire at a pool warehouse in June 2008. Schultz filed an application for accidental disability benefits based on this incident, as well as another that occurred in Febr...

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