The Pennsylvania Supreme Court recently decided a case that will have a huge impact on how insurance companies try to reduce or stop paying benefits to injured workers based on the “availability of work”. Many workers are faced with a possible reduction in benefits because an “earning power assessment” and “labor market survey” have been prepared showing the existence of jobs at certain wage levels. Although it was possible to defend against this effort, doing so was hard. With the new decision in place workers can now inquire about the actual availability of the jobs mentioned and tell the judge whether the jobs were actually available. Simply put this gives the worker a stronger chance of successfully arguing that the work the insurance company said was available, actually was not. For a free consultation concerning your workers compensation case please call or email us.