Thursday, October 12, 2006
In J. Schachter v. WCAB (SPS Technologies), The Commonwealth Court held an award of attorney’s fees for unreasonable contest was not appropriate when the Employer filed a termination petition after an IRE and Notice of Change of Worker’s Compensation Disability Status. An IRE assessing a per cent total body impairment does not preclude a later finding of full recovery. The Employer expert’s opinion provided a reasonable basis for contest.
Posted by Robert Vonada at 10:45 PM