NICK VALAORAS (Charlotte) won a recent workers’ compensation case in which Plaintiff suffered a compensable eye injury while working part time for a major home improvement store (Employer). As a result of his injury, he was also unable to go back to work at his full-time job as an air traffic controller. Employer has been paying him wage loss based on his AWW and CR with Employer but he claimed wage loss based on the difference between his full-time and part-time jobs. Such an outcome would have entitled Plaintiff to the maximum weekly CR due to his high salary as an air traffic controller. Deputy Commissioner Rowell ruled in favor of Employer and has allowed them to continue paying benefits based on his AWW and CR with Employer.
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