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Failure to wear seatbelt bars benefits (access required)

Where appellant was injured while driving his employer’s truck, the Virginia Workers’ Compensation Commission correctly denied his claim after finding that he willfully failed to wear a seatbelt, and such failure proximately caused his injuries. Background Claimant’s job was to deliver trailers of ice to various locations. He was dispatched for a delivery, got into a truck ...