The claimant sought a catastrophic impairment based on a 55 percent impairment, IRBs, housekeeping expenses, and medical benefits. The insurer argued that the claimant’s impairment arose from an earlier workplace accident, and that he was not entitled to any of the claimed benefits or a catastrophic impairment designation. Adjudicator Flude agreed with the insurer and dismissed the claims. He held that the claimant failed to prove that the accident was the cause of his impairments. The primary issue related to tears in the shoulder. Adjudicator Flude held that that tears were a result of the workplace injury, and not the accident. Further, he found that the claimant’s experts wrongly attributed 18 percent WPI for potential future surgery, holding that the SABS did not permit speculative future impairment in the WPI calculation. He also concluded that the three percent WPI for medication was not proper to include because it related to medications for conditions unrelated to the accident. Without those percentages, the claimant’s total WPI was below 55 percent. Adjudicator Flude also concluded that the claimant was not entitled to IRBs because he was not working at the time of the accident. The housekeeping expenses were denied as well. Only after the accident did he re-start his carpentry business. Finally, the claimed medical benefits were denied because they related to treatment for the shoulder, and the claimant also failed to prove that the treatment was providing relief.