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A claimant’s testimony that pain caused by his compensable injury led to his resignation is sufficient to support disability, but only up until such time as the claimant retains new employment earning at least as much as his preinjury wage. APD 141958, decided November 24, 2014.

The Appeals Panel has authority to recalculate an impairment rating based on the figures provided by the certifying doctor in order to correct a mathematical error. APD 141980, decided November 10, 2014.

A Hearing Officer cannot issue an extent of injury determination for a condition that was not in dispute or actually litigated by the parties.  APD 141833, decided November 5, 2014.

Where a Hearing Officer finds a Designated Doctor’s certification of MMI/IR is contrary to the preponderance of the evidence based on a misinterpretation of the Designated Doctor’s opinion, the Appeals Panel will remand the issue if there is more than one certification in the record that could be adopted.  APD 141917, decided November 4, 2014.

A Claimant can show good cause for failing to appear at a CCH, even after the 10 day period, if they also have good cause for failing to respond to the 10-day letter. APD 141918, decided November 3, 2014.

A finding that lumbar radiculitis is part of the compensable injury requires expert medical evidence explaining how the mechanism of injury caused that condition. APD 141973, decided November 3, 2014.