The Appellate Department of the Supreme Court of New York on Thursday claimed that insurers must continue to pay compensation benefits to an injured worker who was imprisoned to participate in the production of methamphetamine.
The latest court in Robert Stone against Saulsbury / Federal Signa et al. filed in the Third Division of the Appellate Court in Albany, the Labor Compensation Committee confirmed that the man who had collected reimbursement benefits over a reimbursable injury prior to his conviction and imprisonment did not violate state workers' compensation laws when he became involved in the production of illicit drugs.
"We are undecided by the carrier's claim that the plaintiff's crimes occur in the work of the workers' compensation law", the ruling states. "The element of crime does not require any work to be carried out. Significant evidence supports the opinion of the Board that the judgment alone is insufficient to establish any work activity of the applicant or that he has received any form of remuneration."
The insurers and lawyers concerned could not be reached immediately. comments.