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Employee's Ability to Work after Injury Didn't Mean She Wasn't PTD

By Sherri Okamoto (Legal Reporter)

Wednesday, January 15, 2014 | 0

A retail employee who was able to continue working after suffering an industrial injury to her head and shoulder was still entitled to an award of permanent total disability benefits because the worker needed significant accommodations to maintain her employment and such accommodations were not readily available in the competitive labor market, the Court of Appeals ruled.Case: Wal-Mart Stores v. Henle, No. 3-913 / 13-0366 and No. 3-1071 / 13-0721, 01/09/2014, published.Facts: Julie Henle worked in the inventory department for Wal-Mart. She suffered injuries while at work in May 2006 when a 60-...

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