In New York, the court on Thursday revoked a government denial of a workers' compensation claim from a tortfeasor who was injured while carrying drawers of office furniture that were not yet assembled and delivered to his home for work use.
A judge for workers 'compensation and later the State Workers' Compensation Board concluded that Christopher Capraro's injuries were "not sufficiently work-related" to determine his compensation, according to documents in In the Matter of the Claim of Christopher Capraro, Appellant, v. Matrix Absence Management et al., Workers & # 39; Compensation Board filed in Appellate Division of the Supreme Court of New York, Third Department, in Albany.
Citing several similar cases of workers being injured while working from home, the Board of Appeal called on the Board to determine whether Capraro, "when moving the drawers, was engaged in a" purely personal "activity that was not" reasonable and sufficient work for during " circumstances. & # 39; "
When submitting the case to the Workers' Compensation Board, the Board of Appeal wrote that" the Board should remember that a short break or similar "deviation from the work routine for a customary and accepted purpose & # 39; does not constitute a termination of employment. which is sufficient to prevent a claim for benefits. & # 39;