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Court Won't Revisit Rejected Challenges to IRE Process

Friday, March 22, 2024 | 1

The Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania rejected a worker’s constitutional challenge to the state's newly implemented impairment rating evaluation process. Case: Hoffman v. City of Philadelphia (WCAB), No. 359 C.D. 2023, 03/19/2024, unpublished. Facts and procedural history: Darren Hoffman worked for the City of Philadelphia. He injured his right thumb and right arm at work in November 2016. In October 2021, Hoffman underwent an impairment rating evaluation. Before 2018, an employer could request an IRE for a worker who had collected 104 weeks of total disability benefits. A ...

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