Intoxicated New Mexico Worker Still Entitled to Workers’ Comp Benefits

 Thursday, December 30, 2010

 Insurance Journal

A New Mexico Court of Appeal has ruled that a Las Cruces city employee who fell off a garbage truck while intoxicated is still eligible to collect workers’ compensation insurance benefits for his injuries. According to court documents in Edward Villa v. City of Las Cruces, Villa fell from a ledge on a city garbage truck in 2006 when he tried to remove a trash bin that was stuck in the truck hopper.
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