The city of Jamestown is appealing a ruling by A state Supreme Court judge in Chautauqua County. P-J file photo

A state Supreme Court judge in Chautauqua County has ruled in favor of a former Jamestown firefighter who is seeking benefits as the result of injuries he claims he suffered on the job.

Judge Lynn W. Keane, in a June 26 ruling, granted a petition by Ryan Waid compelling the city of Jamestown into arbitration over the denial of General Municipal Law 207-a benefits, which provide pay equal to salary for those injured while on the job. In an amended notice posted Friday, the city said it is appealing the ruling to the Fourth Department Appellate Division in Rochester.

Waid filed a lawsuit in

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