Successful defense of work-from-home injury.
We successfully defended a claim petition on behalf of a national communications carrier. The claimant was employed as a customer service representative who, as a result of the pandemic, transitioned to a work-from-home position. While carrying computers into his house, the claimant fell, sustaining a patellar tendon tear PCL tear, meniscus tears and bone contusions. Arguing that the injuries were work-related, the claimant presented evidence from several orthopedic surgeons. We were able to demonstrate that the injuries were neither work-related, nor sustained in the course and scope of his employment. The judge accepted the defense evidence as credible and denied the claim petition in its entirety.