Injured postal worker fights for medical benefits

“Jerome Garrett is fighting for federal medical benefits.Garrett had been working at the Hapeville postal facility for 16 years. Then, in April 2009, a 100-pound box full of mail fell from an overhead conveyor belt and hit him in the head.The incident left Garrett with a broken neck that went unnoticed for some time, he said.Garrett told Channel 2’s Erica Byfield that it took six months for doctors to realize that the accident had broken his neck.Garrett said his surgeon cleared him to go back to work. But his wife showed Byfield paperwork from other spinal specialists who said he is not ready to return to work.The Department of Labor handles benefits for postal employees. The Garretts want them to reinstate him.”

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