2017

Blog Posts in 2017

  • 24-Jul-2017

    One-Time Changes

    While there are many time-sensitive related matters in workers’ compensation, one of the most important issues is the request for a one-time change of physician. Under Section 440.13(2)(f) of the Florida Statutes, “Upon the written ...
  • 12-Jul-2017

    Helpful Tips To Avoid A Stop-Work Order Being Issued On Your Company

    Construction Industry - One (1) or more employees, including the owner of the business who are corporate officers or Limited Liability Company (LLC), there needs to be valid exemptions* for all at that company filed with the State of Florida or valid ...
  • 29-Jun-2017

    Permanent Total Disability 101

    When a worker is injured on the job in the state of Florida, Florida Statute Chapter 440 outlines the benefits an injured worker may be entitled to, which includes various medical and indemnity benefits. On the indemnity side, these benefits ...
  • 13-Jun-2017

    WAIVER OF MEDICAL NECESSITY - SUMMARY OF RELEVANT STATUTES

    WAIVER OF MEDICAL NECESSITY - SUMMARY OF RELEVANT STATUTES Sometimes the best thing said is nothing at all - an expression that can often provide valuable advice, but not when it comes to the statutory provision of 440.13(3) (d) and (i), Fla. Stat. ...
  • 22-May-2017

    5 Facts about Workers' Comp Reform, Castellanos, and Westphal

    5 Facts about Workers’ Comp Reform, Castellanos, and Westphal Confused about what the recent Florida Supreme Court decisions in Castellanos v. Next Door Company, Westphal v. City of St. Petersburg, and the Florida legislature’s failure to ...
  • 8-May-2017

    Basics of the Average Weekly Wage

    In a post Castellanos world, locking down the average weekly wage at an early stage is as important as ever. Claimant’s attorneys now have more of a reason to follow up on issues such as a mere adjustment of the average weekly wage. Although ...
  • 3-May-2017

    CASE LAW ALERT: AT&T Communications and Sedgwick CMS v. Victoria Murray Rosso

    CASE LAW ALERT: AT&T Communications and Sedgwick CMS v. Victoria Murray Rosso The 1st DCA just issued an opinion in which the Court upheld an award for lawn care services to a claimant as “competent, substantial evidence (CSE) supports the ...

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