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Invalidation of IRE Process Doesn't Entitle Worker to Automatic Reinstatement of Benefits

Friday, May 22, 2020 | 263 | 0 | 19 min read

The Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania ruled that an injured worker was not entitled to the automatic reinstatement of her total disability compensation after the state Supreme Court struck down the statutory impairment rating evaluation process as unconstitutional. Case: Weidenhammer v. WCAB (Albright College), No. 546 C.D. 2019, 05/14/2020, published. Facts: Patricia Weidenhammer worked for Albright College. She fell at work in November 2001, aggravating her bilateral degenerative joint disease and necessitating bilateral knee replacement surgery. In 2003, Weidenhammer was awarded te...

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