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Employer Can't Be Compelled to Pay for New Home, Renovations That Were Never Done

Wednesday, August 3, 2022 | 0

The Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania ruled that the Workers’ Compensation Act does not authorize an order for an employer to pay an injured worker for home modifications that were never done or to contribute to the purchase of a new home. Miguel Castaneda-Escobar worked for Ralph Martin Construction. In May 2010, he fell off a roof and injured his cervical spine. The accident left him paraplegic. RMC accepted liability for Castaneda-Escobar’s injuries. Castaneda-Escobar was living in his brother’s row house in Reading. The bedrooms and bathroom on the second floor. The l...

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