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Briefly Speaking – Case Law Updates (5/8/19)

Falk, Kurt vs. Harris Corporation First DCA Judges: Lewis, Winsor, Thomas           Order Date: 4/11/2019 JCC Dietz: Sebastian/Melbourne District               Order Date: 5/10/2018 OJCC Case:   13-028933RLD                                       Date of Accident: 11/12/2011       Appellants Counsel:   Brigitta […]

Briefly Speaking – Case Law Updates (4/17/19)

Marine Max, Inc. and Seabright Insurance v. Charles Blair JCC Beck: Sarasota District                                                     Order Date: 3/7/19 DCA#:1D17-3296                                                                      Date of Accident: 5/22/17 E/C’s Counsel: Robert Griffis                                         Claimant’s Counsel: E. Christiansen JCC Order: Click Here   1st DCA Order: Click Here                                                     Claimant’s App. Counsel: Kim Hill Briefly: Medical Benefits   Summary:  The claimant […]

Briefly Speaking – Case Law Updates (3/12/19)

Swilley, Stephanie vs. Dillards, Inc. JCC Holley: Jacksonville District                     Order Date: 2/28/2019 OJCC Case:   11-024583WRH                      Date of Accident: 9/10/2010                         12-002849WRH                                                     1/7/2012 Claimant’s Counsel:  John Rahaim II       E/C’s Counsel:  Thomas Portuallo JCC Order: Click Here Briefly: Permanent Impairment Benefits    Summary:  Claimant was placed at MMI “from a […]

YOURS, MINE, AND HOURS: WHO PAYS WHEN AN HOURLY CLAIMANT LOSES HOURS TO ATTEND APPOINTMENTS ASSOCIATED WITH THE ACCIDENT?

By: Caitlin Oliver Horowitz, Associate, Orlando I received an interesting phone call from an Employer on a claim recently.  A claim was being actively litigated and settlement negotiations were at a standstill.  The claimant was denied indemnity benefits and was missing work to attend mandatory events associated with her claim – depositions, mediations, doctor’s appointments.  […]

Briefly Speaking – Case Law Updates (2/25/19)

Ionel Magdalinis v. Brilliant Blue LLC. JCC Jacobs: Miami District                                          Order Date: 1/24/2019 OJCC Case: # 18-018186JIJ                                          Date of Accident: 4/9/18 Claimant’s Counsel: Pro Se                                     E/C’s Counsel:  Ryan Knight JCC Order: Click Here   Briefly: Fraud/Misrepresentation  Summary:  Claimant testified in deposition that on April 9, 2018 the owner of Brilliant Blue, LLC accidently struck him […]

Briefly Speaking – Case Law Summaries (1/30/19)

James, Christopher Kyle vs. Elite Signs & Graphics, O Town Graphix, LLC JCC Anderson: Daytona Beach District      Order Date: 1/7/2019 OJCC Case:   18-015445WWA                     Date of Accident: 5/15/2018 Claimant’s Counsel:  Michael MacDonald  E/C’s Counsel:  Shari Hall JCC Order: Click Here Briefly: Compensability (course and scope)   Summary:  Claimant worked for the insured as […]

Briefly Speaking – Case Law Summaries (1/21/19)

William R. Kogler v. City of Palm Coast and FL League of Cities/Work Comp Claims Department JCC Anderson: Daytona Beach District                                    Order Date: 12/27/18  OJCC Case: # 18-005944                                                           Date of Accident: 6/5/17 Claimant’s Counsel:     Darren Coleman & Roman Diveev       E/C’s Counsel:  Sean S. O’Connor JCC Order: Click Here   Briefly: 120 Day pay and […]

Briefly Speaking – Attorney Fee Issue (1/14/19)

Brian Phillips v. J.H. Williams Oil JCC Beck: Sarasota District                               Order Date: December 4, 2018 OJCC Case: 15-006114                               JCC Order: Click Here Claimant’s Counsel: Rosemary B. Eure E/C’s Counsel: Mitchell R. Golden Hourly Fee Awarded: $250 per hour Summary: Employer/Carrier contended no attorney’s fees were due because […]

Briefly Speaking – FL Case Law Summaries (12/10/18)

Stephanee Rose vs. Universal Health Services, Inc./Wekiva Springs Hotel JCC Humphries: Jacksonville District                 Order Date: November 19, 2018 OJCC Case: 18-010754RJH                                Date of Accident:  March 8, 2018 Claimant’s Counsel: Damon Pichoff                   E/C’s Counsel:  Michael C. Crumpler JCC Order: Click Here Briefly: Compensability (Going and Coming) Summary:  Claimant sustained an injury […]

Briefly Speaking – FL Case Law Summaries (12/7/18)

Robert W. Caszatt v. Polk Air Conditioning Inc. and Bridgefield, Retailfirst JCC Rosen: St. Petersburg District                     Order Date: 11/5/2018 OJCC Case: 12-001739SLR                               Date of Accident: 5/6/2011 Claimant’s Counsel: Bradley Smith                   E/C’s Counsel:  Bruno DeZayas JCC Order: Click Here   Briefly: Medical Benefits Summary:  The claimant suffered a compensable workplace accident in which he claimed […]