Frank Ciprero Defeats Intoxication Defense to a Claim Petition

A 39 year old Philadelphia roofer suffered horrific injuries while working after falling through a roof and landing on cement flooring. Francis N. Ciprero filed a claim petition on the injured worker’s behalf. The employer defended against the Petition by arguing that the injured worker had been intoxicated at the time of the injury. Under the Workers’ Compensation Act, an employer can avoid liability for a work-related injury if the employer can prove the accident would not have happened if it were not for the worker’s intoxication. The Claim Petition was ultimately granted and the injured worker was awarded ongoing medical and wage loss benefits from the date of the incident.


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