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Briefly Speaking- May 2024

Editor: Felicia Wymer, Partner, Pensacola Office Authors: Travis Coleman, Junior Partner, Tampa Office and Libby Nelson, Associate, Orlando Office Raul Fonte v. ECU Worldwide and Memic Indemnity Company JCC Kerr: Miami District                                          Order Date: 04-24-2024 OJCC Case: 23-012326MGK                                      Date of Accident: 04-27-2023 JCC Order: Click Here Briefly: Repetitive Trauma Summary: The claimant, a forklift […]

Briefly Speaking April 2024

Editor: Felicia Wymer, Partner, Pensacola Author: Travis Coleman, Junior Partner, Tampa Author: Libby Nelson, Associate, Orlando Rocio Ortiz v. US Parking Limited JCC Medina-Shore:   Miami District                                  Order date:   3/8/2024 OJCC Case:   22-027067SMS                                              Date of Accident:    7/29/2022 JCC Order: Click Here Briefly:  Emergency Care, Self Help Provision Summary: Handled by our […]

Eraclides Gelman March Briefly Speaking

Editor: Felicia Wymer, Partner, Pensacola Office Author: Travis Coleman, Junior Partner, Tampa Office Author: Libby Nelson, Associate, Orlando Office Angel Rodriguez v. Encore Group and ESIS WC Claims JCC Ring: Ft. Lauderdale District                              Order Date: 02/27/2024 OJCC Case: 22-027318MJR                                       Date of Accident: 04/01/2022 JCC Order: Click Here Briefly: Notice Summary: The Claimant alleged an […]

February Briefly Speaking 2024

Editor: Felicia Wymer, Partner, Pensacola Office Authors: Travis Coleman, Junior Partner, Tampa Office and Libby Nelson, Associate, Orlando Office Jeanette Duffy v. JetBlue Airways Corporation and Sedgwick, CMS JCC Jacobs: Orlando District                                     Order Date: 01/26/2023 OJCC Case: 22-006075JEJ                                         Date of Accident: 02/05/2022   JCC Order: Click Here Briefly: Arising out of/Course & […]

January Briefly Speaking

Editor: Felicia Wymer Authors: Travis Coleman and Libby Nelson Alicia Luna Luna v. Southern Meat Sales, Inc. and Bridgefield Casualty Insurance Company JCC Anderson: Orlando District                                                                   Order date: November 29, 2023 OJCC Case: 22-028226WWA                                                                          Date of Accident: March 1, 2022 JCC Order: Click Here Briefly: Misrepresentation   Summary: The Claimant slipped and fell down a […]

Briefly Speaking- 2023 Tennessee Case Law Update

By Ben Norris | Tennessee Associate Lindsay v. State Industries, LLC, et al. (January 19, 2023) Appellate Court: Workers’ Compensation Appeals Board      Issue: Employee’s Lack of Medical ProofSummary: Despite his lack of medical proof to refute the opinions of two physicians who opined his work accident did not cause his back injury, the employee continued to pursue […]

Briefly Speaking November 2023 Editor: Felicia Wymer Authors: Libby Nelson & Travis Coleman

Dorothy and Merlanda Altesse Guardians of Employee Yolande Altesse v. Ventura Services/Golden Glades Opco LLC/Liberty Insurance Company and Benchmark Administrators JCC Weiss:   Ft. Myers District                                                      Order date:   10/12/2023 OJCC Case:   22-014026JAW                                                          Date of Accident:    5/29/2023 JCC Order:   Click Here Briefly:  Compensability – Going and Coming, Course and Scope. Summary:  […]

Briefly Speaking July 2022 Author: Felicia Wymer Editors: Yosue Ochoa & Sabrina Persaud

Jackie Vitali v. Property Care Solutions, LLC, Avalon HR, LLC JCC Walker: Pensacola District                                 Order Date: 6/10/2022 OJCC Case No: 21-017496                                         Date of Accident: 7/4/2020   E/C Counsel: Tara Said JCC Order: Click Here Briefly: Late Reporting/Compensability Summary:  The claimant, a housekeeping supervisor for the insured, filed a Petition for Benefits alleging repetitive trauma […]

Briefly Speaking – Case Law Update Tennessee By: Ben Norris | Nashville

Braden v. Mohawk Industries, Inc., et al.Court:                   Workers’ Compensation Appeals Board       Order Date:        3/1/2022        Order:                  Click Here Issue:                    Direct and Natural Consequences Rule Summary:           The employee, a truck driver, reported suffering a right ankle injury when he tripped and fell while unloading a strapped roll of carpet. Employee received a compensable […]

Briefly Speaking (6/7/2022)

Leonard Vassell v. Reyes Fleet Management, LLC and Indemnity Insurance Co. of North America, Sedgwick CMS JCC Lewis:   Ft. Lauderdale District                            Order date:   5/5/2022     OJCC Case:   21-015297DAL                                            Date of Accident:    5/25/2021 JCC Order:  Click Here Briefly:  Arising out of/Course & Scope, Major Contributing Cause, Witness Credibility  Summary:    The Claimant, […]