Steven Silberberg v. Palm Beach County School Board and York Risk Services

In Steven Silberberg v. Palm Beach County School Board and York Risk Services the Claimant fell in the classroom where he worked after his leg fell asleep. The issue here is whether his fall is a compensable accident. The JCC denied compensability stating Claimant’s injury did not arise out of his work as a teacher even though the fall occurred while he was at work and performing work. The JCC stated that the Claimant’s sitting at work was nothing more than an incidental trigger of Claimant’s idiopathic response. Furthermore, the sitting was not the major contributing cause of Claimant’s fall. The DCA AFFIRMED the conclusion of denied compensability.

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