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Worker Gets Benefits for Auto Accident Despite Drinking at Lunch

Friday, June 9, 2023 | 0

A New York appellate court ruled that a worker was entitled to benefits for his injuries from a car accident that occurred when he and a co-worker were returning from a restaurant where they had consumed alcohol. Case: Matter of Pernice v. Harlan Electric Co., No. 534832, 06/01/2023, published. Facts: Cody Pernice worked for Harlan Electric Co. as a lineman. He suffered injuries in an automobile accident when a bucket truck owned by Harlan rolled over. A co-worker who had consumed alcohol during the lunch break was intoxicated and was driving. Procedural history: Pernice filed a w...

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