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Employer Can Suspend Benefits to Worker Who Voluntarily Quit Light-Duty Job

By WorkCompCentral

Thursday, August 31, 2017 | 377 | 0 | 0 min read

The Commonwealth Court upheld a judge’s order granting an employer a suspension of liability for the payment of benefits to a worker who had voluntarily quit a position within his medical restrictions. Case: Torijano v. WCAB (In A Flash Plumbing), No. 1686 C.D. 2016, 08/30/2017, published. Facts: Carlos Torijano worked for In A Flash Plumbing as a plumber’s helper. He injured his back at work in May 2014, and Flash accepted liability for a low back strain. Flash later filed a petition to terminate its payment of benefits to Torijano. Flash asserted that Torijano had returned to...

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