Pa. Justices Limit Reduction Of Workers' Comp Benefits

Law360, Philadelphia (November 22, 2013, 3:11 PM EST) -- The Pennsylvania Supreme Court ruled Thursday that the state’s workers’ compensation law would allow a suburban Philadelphia hospital to reduce disability benefits paid to a former employee only if the hospital could show that jobs within the worker’s physical limitations were actually available to her.

In a 4-2 split decision, the justices found that amendments to the state Workers’ Compensation Act in 1996 did not allow employers aiming to reduce disability payouts to merely show the existence of jobs their former employees could perform within the...
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