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Workers’ Compensation – Disability – Light Work Capacity – Unreasonable Job Search (access required)

Price v. Mental Health Association Plaintiff’s doctor said plaintiff was capable of performing light work, such as that offered by the defendant-employer, and vocational tests showed that plaintiff was capable of doing sedentary work for 20 hours a week. This evidence supports the Industrial Commission’s determination that plaintiff did not meet the first disability test of Russell v. Lowes Product Distribution, 108 N.C. App. 762, 425 S.E.2d 454 (1993): “the production of medical evidence that [she] is physically or mentally, as a consequence of the work related injury, incapable of work in any employment....”

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