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Employer Can't Suspend Benefits to Injured Firefighter

By WorkCompCentral

Thursday, August 24, 2017 | 497 | 0 | 0 min read

The Commonwealth Court ruled that an employer was not eligible to suspend an injured firefighter’s benefits, as he had not voluntarily left the workforce. Case: City of Pittsburgh v. WCAB (Marinack), No. 2048 C.D. 2016, 08/21/2017, unpublished. Facts: Kenneth Marinack worked as a firefighter for the City of Pittsburgh. He suffered injuries in 2004 when he fell down a stairwell while pulling down a ceiling in a burning building. The city issued a notice of compensation payable for a shoulder injury, the aggravation of lumbar disc disease, and psychological adjustment disorder with anxi...

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