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Worker Gets Description of Injury Changed, but Benefits Still Terminate

By WorkCompCentral

Friday, September 14, 2018 | 168 | 0 | 31 min read

The Commonwealth Court this week upheld a decision of a workers’ compensation judge to simultaneously grant a worker’s petition to modify the description of her compensable condition, and terminate her benefits. Josepha Saint-Val worked for the Mercy Health System doing data entry. She injured her left hand while at work in May 2015. Mercy issued a notice of temporary compensation payable, which described her injury as a wrist sprain. The notice was later converted into a notice of compensation payable. In October 2015, Mercy filed a petition to terminate payment of compensation...

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