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Court Reinstates Benefits for Worker Who Moved, Took Lower-Paying Job

Friday, July 16, 2021 | 0

The District of Columbia Court of Appeals ruled that the Compensation Review Board erred in overturning an award of benefits to a worker who had relocated after her injury and declined new employment near her former residence. Case: Carden v. District of Columbia Department of Employment Services, No. 19-AA-1143, 07/01/2021, published. Facts: Juanita Carden worked for Academy Express LLC as a tour bus operator. She injured her right shoulder while lifting heavy baggage in October 2015. Carden underwent surgery and was issued restrictions that prevented her from carrying out her former job d...

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