Workers’ Compensation Cases - Reasoned Decisions/Disregard of Evidence

Summary of Pennsylvania Decisions

Liveringhouse v. Workers’ Compensation Appeal Board (ADECCO), No. 1639 C.D. 2008 ( Pa.Cmwlth., March 19, 2009)

Holding: When all medical experts reach the same diagnosis, a WCJ’s finding that the claimant did not suffer from the diagnosed condition is not supported by the record. Furthermore, when an employer’s medical expert’s opinions are contrary to Pennsylvania law the expert’s opinion cannot be used as a basis for denying the claimant benefits.