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Worker With Impairment Rating From IRE Can Still Have Benefits Terminated

Thursday, September 14, 2023 | 0

The Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania upheld a determination that a worker who received a rating in an impairment evaluation had fully recovered from her injuries, warranting a termination of her benefits. Case: Johntz v. Commonwealth of Pennsylvania (WCAB), No. 501 C.D. 2022, 09/12/2023, unpublished. Facts and procedural history: Susan Johntz is a psychiatrist who worked at Norristown State Hospital. After she was punched by a patient in August 2013, the state accepted liability for a concussion. Johntz filed a petition asserting she suffered additional injuries. A workers’ co...

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