Pizza delivery driver wins benefits for injuries sustained in altercation

 Thursday, June 20, 2013

 Risk & Insurance

A pizza delivery driver was returning to the restaurant from delivering a pizza when he heard a commotion coming from the front of the restaurant. He saw a man being chased out of the door and happened to step in the way. The man struck him, and the two had a scuffle. The driver had difficulty breathing after the incident. He was diagnosed with a small puncture wound to the left side of his chest and a collapsed lung. He continued to have pain in his chest and difficulty lifting his arm above chest level. The driver sought workers’ compensation benefits. The Iowa Court of Appeals held that he was entitled to benefits.
Workers' Compensation