Neck and back claim disallowed by the trial judge on March 18, 2019 as there was no causal relationship between the alleged injuries and the claimant’s work duties, due to the lack of distinctive features of her job duties which would have caused a repetitive stress injury. Likewise, there were no distinctive job duties described in her doctor’s testimony, and it was noted that the injuries could be degenerative in nature. Notably, the IME of the defense expert conceded neck and back repetitive trauma injuries.
- CASE: CS v. BGNRC; New York Workers' Compensation Board
- COURT: Manhattan
- LOIS ATTORNEY: Timothy Kane