Dennis Stevenson v. School District of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania WCAB Appeal Case No. A16-0700 (Opinion circulation date 12/29/2016)
In this matter we succeeded at the trial level in obtaining a modification (reduction) of claimant’s wage loss benefits by demonstrating his earning power through a labor market survey, as buttressed by the testimony of our retained medical expert. The claimant appealed, but the Workers’ Compensation Appeal Board affirmed our modification, accepting the judge’s findings as to the credibility and competence of the medical and vocational expert testimony we presented. Claimant has now appealed to the Pennsylvania Commonwealth Court. We feel strongly that the court should affirm its decision in behalf of our clients, the School District of Philadelphia and PMA Insurance Company.