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Worker's Lies About Employment Forfeit Entitlement to Benefits

By WorkCompCentral

Wednesday, January 23, 2019 | 574 | 0 | 17 min read

A New York appellate court ruled that an injured worker’s lies about his work activities disqualified him from receiving benefits for a back injury. Case: Matter of Vazquez v. Skuffy Auto Body Shop, No. 526192, 01/17/2019, published. Facts and procedural history: Luis Vazquez injured his back in 2013 while working for the Skuffy Auto Body Shop. Vazquez received workers' compensation benefits for lost time at a temporary disability rate for a few months in 2013 and 2014. After Vazquez filed an application for reinstatement of benefits, Skuffy’s comp carrier raised a claim tha...

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