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July 2011

Workers’ Compensation Judge Denied Disability Benefits To Injured Employee

Workers’ Compensation Judge denied disability benefits to injured employee when Casino employer proved that the employee had failed to return for work with the Casino or had made timely efforts to find work upon release by treating doctor, and further demonstrated that the manner in which job efforts were made by employee, were neither reasonable nor calculated to lead to employment.  Further, testimony showed that Casino notified employee of Casino’s willingness to accommodate permanent restriction however such accommodation was ignored by employee.