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WORKERS’ COMPENSATION - Benefits - Entitlement to benefits - Claims - Claims procedure - Compensability of injuries - Permanent total disability - Constitutional issues

Thursday, April 13, 2017 @ 8:14 AM  

Appeal by a worker from the denial of his claim for an award of permanent physical impairment (PPI) resulting from work-related injuries. The worker was 58 years of age. He worked as a truck driver for 25 years before suffering work-related injuries in January 2004. He attempted to return to work on subsequent occasions, but was unsuccessful. He applied for loss of earning benefits under the Workers’ Compensation Act, but the Commission denied his claims. The Appeals Tribunal reversed the decision. It found that the worker...