|Organization:||Department of Industrial Accidents|
|Docket Number:||DIA Board No. 017953-00|
- Employee: Edward Healey
- Employer: Tewksbury Hospital
- Self Insurer: Commonwealth of Massachusetts
FABRICANT, J. The self-insurer appeals from an administrative judge’s decision awarding the employee permanent and total incapacity benefits for an industrial aggravation injury to his lower back, subject to the relevant provisions of G. L. c. 152, § 1(7A).1 The self-insurer argues that, as a matter of law, the § 11A medical evidence does not support the award of benefits, given the impartial physician’s opinion that the work injury was not a major cause of the employee’s present disability. We agree, and reverse the decision.