That’s not my quote, but rather a quote from Tampa Bay Times’ reporter John Romano on big business and insurance carriers’ arguments regarding the Florida workers compensation law. I admit, as a Claimant’s workers compensation attorney fighting work comp carriers daily, I am a bit biased and jaded towards the injustices injured workers are stuck.
Work comp law is changing again in Florida, but it isn’t as drastic as the business community would want you to think. Yesterday, the Florida Supreme Court found another portion of the work comp law in Florida unconstitutional. In Westphal vs. City of St. Petersburg, the Supreme Court said the workers’ comp law that limited.
Finally, the Florida Supreme Court has ruled that workers compensation attorneys don’t have to work for $1.53 an hour. In fact, they ruled the limitation of Claimant’s attorneys’ fees in the work comp arena is unconstitutional. Today, in Castellanos v. Next Door Company, the Florida Supreme Court ruled the 2009 law is a violation of.
If you are a passenger in a friend’s car and your friend’s driving causes you to be injured in a car accident, you have the right to make a claim against the at-fault driver for your medical bills, lost wages and pain and suffering damages. But what if the at-fault driver was a coworker? Do.
One important thing to know after a work comp injury is who gets to pick your treating doctor. The Florida Workers’ Compensation law states that in almost all situations, the work comp carrier gets to pick your doctor. However, there are two situations where the injured worker may be entitled to pick their treating doctor..
Workers’ Compensation fraud is a hot button in Florida. Too many insurance companies and defense attorneys are too quick to scream “fraud” albeit there is some fraud that goes on. To catch those injured workers committing work comp fraud, companies are using new technology to scream “gotcha.” According to WFLA.com, the use of drones is.
Construction work is notorious for workers’ compensation claims so construction companies have different rules in Florida about when workers’ compensation coverage is required. Unfortunately, a construction worker at the site of the upcoming Wyndham Grand resort in Clearwater Beach will likely now need to know more about Florida workers’ compensation law. According to the Clearwater.
A mediation conference is something that many of my personal injury and workers’ compensation clients will experience in their case. Often times, a person involved in a car accident or work accident has not been involved in a mediation and is uncertain as to what will happen. This article will discuss what mediations are and.
Florida workers’ compensation benefits can be so unfair sometimes. One situation is when a worker is killed while working. Sadly, this happened last night when a worker was killed in Tampa by a large steal beam while operating a forklift, according to the Tampa Bay Times. The man, identified as Ricardo McCalop, was apparently using.
Florida workers’ compensation can be tricky. What if you get hurt at an employer-sponsored and paid-for Halloween party, Christmas party or company picnic? Are you entitled to workers’ compensation benefits? Well, a few days ago, a workers’ compensation judge in Orlando shed some light on this subject. Here are the facts of that case: A.
Two men were injured while within the course of their employment after their aluminum ladder made contact with power lines that they were trimming trees in Largo. According to the Tampa Bay Times, three workers from Happy Palms Tree Service was trimming trees at a home in Largo when two of them, identified as Lance.
Actress Ann B. Davis, Alice in “The Brady Bunch,” died yesterday after falling and hitting her head causing a subdural hematoma. In memory of her passing, let’s take a look to see if someone who needed Alice’s services after a car accident or workers’ compensation accident would be reimbursed. After a Florida car accident, the.
In a Florida workers’ compensation claim, in almost all situations, the workers’ compensation carrier gets to choose the doctor the injured workers must treat with. Notwithstanding the self-help provision of the work comp statute (a subject for a later blog article), there is one opportunity to get the opinion of a doctor of your choosing.
Injuries and car accident and work comp accident happen every day. The National Safety Council recently released it latest Injury Facts that shed light on these types of accidents. Some of the interesting statistics in the National Safety Council’s 2014 edition of Injury Facts are as follows: 1. July was the worst month in 2012.
Certain jobs are at a higher risk to workers’ compensation claims. Doing roadwork is one of them. Unfortunately, two workers of Stripe-A-Lot Paving know this first hand. According to the Tampa Bay Times, Michael Madson of Largo and Craig Walls of Illinois were hit a car as they using a machine to paint the crosswalk.
Under Florida’s workers’ compensation law, an employee is required to report a work accident within thirty (30) days. If the injured employee fails to report the accident within the 30 day period, he or she is barred from making a claim. However, there are exceptions. Under Florida Statute 440.185, the following statutory exceptions to the.
Florida Workers’ Compensation law is simply unfair to injured workers. Until last week, an undisputed injured worker would not be entitled to wage benefits despite being totally disabled because of a compensable work comp accident all because he had not reached maximum medical improvement yet. Florida’s First District Court of Appeals finally determined that this.