In Florida Workers’ Compensation Reform, a Swing and a Miss?

On a conference panel almost 3 years ago, after the Castellanos decision that found Florida's plaintiff attorney fee caps unconstitutional, I predicted that the state legislature would respond with quiet deportment, waiting several years doing nothing until the pain became unbearableĀ and then would do something colossally stupid. That prediction wasn't entirely accurate. The pain, as … Continue reading In Florida Workers’ Compensation Reform, a Swing and a Miss?

Workers’ comp benefits rejected for at-home fall

Nearly three years after a woman tripped over her dog while working at home, a state appeals court has ruled that she is not entitled to workersā€™ compensation insurance benefits for injuries she suffered. The decision by the full 1st District Court of Appeal drew fierce dissents from two judges in a debate about links … Continue reading Workers’ comp benefits rejected for at-home fall

Workers comp bill takes care of insurance companies, not injured workers

LAKELAND, Fla. (WFLA) - Injured workers beware. The brainchild of Florida State Senator Keith Perry (R) Gainesville could add more misery to your life. If you're hurt on the job, Florida's workers' comp system is designed to put benefits into your hands without delay. Injured workers like Neil Eckelberger of Lakeland won't benefit from Senate … Continue reading Workers comp bill takes care of insurance companies, not injured workers