Verdict for the Defense in Claim for Increased and Additional Benefits
Christopher Whitlock successfully defended a case on behalf of a major janitorial company, wherein the Claimant sought past indemnity benefits, increased permanent partial disability benefits, and a determination that his employment with a fast food restaurant was concurrent similar employment in order to obtain a higher average weekly wage. The Administrative Law Judge denied the Claimant’s request for continuing disability benefits, as the Claimant did not establish an economic disability and rejected the Claimant’s argument that his concurrent jobs were similar. The Claimant’s request for an increased permanent partial disability rating was also denied. An appeal to the Appellate Division of the State Board of Workers’ Compensation was filed, but subsequently dismissed.