Job Market Withdrawal Voids Workers' Comp, Pa. Panel Says

Law360 (May 22, 2020, 5:42 PM EDT) -- A Pennsylvania appeals court ruled Friday that a former Koninklijke Philips NV subsidiary employee who withdrew from the workforce in part due to an on-the-job shoulder injury and in part to help care for his children was not entitled to receive workers' compensation benefits.

The state's Commonwealth Court issued a published decision that Thomas Mika disqualified himself for benefits when he told a workers' compensation judge that he could have pursued a job that didn't put stress on his shoulder but that he'd opted instead to stay home to take care of his children while his wife worked.

The ruling upended a...

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