Wage Loss for Claimant in Workers’ Comp Case after Return to Work

In the case of Trevdan Building Supply v. Workers’ Compensation Appeal Board (Pope), the Commonwealth Court ruled that since the claimant returned to work without restriction and since there was a reduction in overtime for all employees, a suspension of benefits was appropriate. The panel further noted that this is true even where claimants return to work with restrictions, but that they do not require “a modification of their duties.”