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Court Reverses Denial of Benefits for Electrician's Fall from Ladder

By Sherri Okamoto (Legal Reporter)

Thursday, July 12, 2012 | 0

A judge of compensation claims erred in denying benefits to a Florida electrician who suffered closed-head injuries after falling from a ladder at work since the evidence that he was engaged in his ordinary job duties at the time of his accident provided enough of a connection between his injuries and his employment for them to be compensable, the 1st District Court of Appeal ruled. Case: Caputo v. ABC Fine Wine & Spirits, No. 1D11-4962, 07/11/2012, published. Facts: Michael Caputo, an electrician for ABC Fine Wine & Spirits fell from a ladder and hit his head on the floor while u...

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