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Heart Attack Victim Wins Compensation for Work-Related Disability Allowance in Israel

BySamantha Nguyen

Apr 3, 2024
High-tech employee’s heart attack during connection flights deemed work-related injury

The National Insurance Institute initially rejected the plaintiff’s claim, stating that his pre-existing heart problems and failure to seek medical treatment during his travels to the US, Germany, and Israel were the cause of his heart attack. However, Judge Ariela Gilzer-Katz of the Tel Aviv Labor Court determined that the number of connecting flights and duration of the flight constituted an unusual event and ordered a medical expert to examine the causal connection between the heart attack and the flight.

The medical committee initially rejected the plaintiff’s claim but after filing an appeal, they accepted it. They determined a disability allowance of 32% for the plaintiff without reduction for his previous illness. The plaintiff was entitled to a retroactive payment and a future monthly allowance. Despite initial objections from the National Insurance Institute, who emphasized on work disability allowance purposes and respect for court decision.

In conclusion, after a successful appeal by the plaintiff, he received financial compensation for his work-related heart attack. The court recognized that despite frequent work flights taken by him, there was a clear causal connection between his heart attack and flight which ultimately provided support and assistance to him as he sought compensation.

By Samantha Nguyen

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