Back in June, 2015, we discussed the case of Duffey v. Workers’ Compensation Appeal Board (Trola-Dyne, Inc.). Here, the Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania found an Impairment Rating Evaluation (IRE) still valid, even though not all accepted injuries were included. An IRE, as you can read on our website, changes the disability status of an injured worker from total to partial.
We are happy to report that the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania has accepted appeal in this matter. Specifically, the Court will be addressing the issue:
“Did the Commonwealth Court err in concluding that an Impairment Rating Evaluation (IRE), which is designed to rate the percentage of disability two years out from a work injury, was valid where the IRE only considered the injuries listed on the notice of compensation payable issued at the time of injury, and did not consider additional injuries that subsequently arose and were known at the time of the IRE but not yet formally added to the description of injury?”
We will, of course, provides further information as it becomes available.