Two Comp decisions from Commonwealth Court
(1/3/06) - The Pennsylvania Commonwealth Court recently decided two cases involving benefits in workersâ€™ compensation cases.
* In Housing Auth. of the City of Pittsburgh v. WCAB, the Court, on Dec. 9, affirmed a WCABâ€™s ruling upholding a WCJâ€™s decision to deny an employerâ€™s modification petition because it failed to meet its burden that work was “available” to the claimant because he did not meet the residency requirement.
* In Virgo v. WCAB, the Court, on Dec. 22, affirmed an order of the WCAB upholding a WCJâ€™s decision denying an injured workerâ€™s reinstatement petition and granting the employerâ€™s suspension petition based on a finding that nay loss of earning power was the result of employeeâ€™s discharge from employment due to “bad faith” in carrying out her job responsibilities.