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Workers' Compensation Appellate Court Opinion

by Townsend, Karen


AC39154- Rivera v. Patient Care of Connecticut ("On appeal, the plaintiff claims that the board erred in affirming the commissioner’s ruling because the commissioner did not require the defendant to prove that she had a work capacity and improperly shifted the burden to her to prove that she did not have a work capacity. Because the commissioner limited his finding on the defendant’s form 36 to the issue of whether the plaintiff reached maximum medical improvement as to her partial disability to her right lower extremity, he did not need to address the issue of the plaintiff’s work capacity. Consequently, the record does not support the plaintiff’s contention that the commissioner improperly required her to prove that she lacked a work capacity. Accordingly, we affirm the decision of the board.")