Workers’ Compensation Claimants Must Establish “Stokes” Evidence Even for Closed Period of Disability

In an unpublished opinion released yesterday (Tatar v. Ryder.OPN), the Court of Appeals affirmed the Michigan Compensation Appellate Commission’s decision to overturn a closed period award of workers' compensation benefits. The Commission ruled Plaintiff's failure to meet his burden of proof under Stokes, that he was unable to find jobs that remained within his qualifications and [...]