Edelstein & Payne Case Results

Dixon v. City of Durham, 128 N.C. App. 501, 495 S.E.2d 380, disc. rev. den., 348 N.C. 496, 510 S.E.2d 381 (1998)

Workers' Compensation. 

Court of appeals ruled that injured worker's refusal of an offered job was justified. 

Recognized that “suitable work” for purposes of an injured worker receiving workers' compensation is work that not only meets the physical restrictions of the worker, but that also allows the worker comparable wage earning opportunities to those that they had before the injury.

(This was before the recent "reforms" by North Carolina's right-wing legislature, that drastically changed the workers' comp environment in favor of companies and management and against workers.) 

Court: NC Court of Appeals

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