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Supreme Court to Address Calculation of Compensation Rate for Specific Loss Injuries

By WorkCompCentral

Friday, February 16, 2024 | 0

The Pennsylvania Supreme Court will weigh in on whether to disturb four decades of precedent and award more benefits to a worker who lost part of her arm in an industrial accident. In Jackiw v. Soft Pretzel Franchise (WCAB), the Commonwealth Court said it would not revisit the rule established by Walton v. Cooper Hosiery Co. in 1980 for calculating the compensation rate in cases of specific loss even though it provided less money to Jennifer Jackiw. Jackiw lost the lower part of her right arm in June 2020 due to a crush injury while she was working for Soft Pretzel Franchise. Soft...

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