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Blind Worker's Volunteer Activities Weren't Inconsistent With PTD Status

By WorkCompCentral

Tuesday, September 19, 2017 | 358 | 0 | 0 min read

A New York appellate court ruled that a legally blind worker’s activities to support an amateur football team did not belie his representation that he was permanently and totally injured from a prior work accident. Case: Matter of Eardley v. Unatego Central School District, No. 523948, 09/14/2017, published. Facts: Bill Eardley worked for the Unatego Central School District as a janitor. He stopped working in June 2008 after suffering on-the-job injuries. Eardley filed a claim seeking workers’ compensation benefits for injuries to his right shoulder and neck. A workers’ c...

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