Court: Workers' comp benefits shouldn't be suspended for inability to make bail
A Coca-Cola employee should not have had his workers' compensation benefits suspended for the period of time he spent in pretrial incarceration, the Commonwealth Court has ruled. In a precedential May 22 opinion in
Sadler v. Workers' Compensation Appeal Board (Philadelphia Coca-Cola)
, a three-judge appellate panel voted 2-1 to reverse an order of the Workers' Compensation Appeal Board. The board had upheld a workers' compensation judge's decision that granted Philadelphia Coca-Cola's petition to suspend claimant Carl Sadler's workers' compensation benefits for 525 days and denied Sadler's petition to review Coca-Cola's calculation of his average weekly wage.
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