Recent case law serves as a reminder: even when the Carrier relies upon a physician’s MCC determination and uses it to deny further treatment under the 120-day rule, that does not preclude a Claimant from seeking a one-time change in physician. In Babahmetovic v. Scan Design Florida, Inc./Zenith Insurance Company (Case 1D14-2986, 1st DCA, May 1,… Read More»
Requests for advances of $2,000.00 are all too familiar to workers’ compensation adjusters. These advances are notoriously difficult to stop, so long as the Claimant can show a nexus between the advance and “medical and related financial needs arising from workplace injuries.” ESIS/ACE Am. Ins. Co. v. Kuhn, 104 So.3d 1111, 1114-15 (Fla 1st DCA,… Read More»
Henry Roman, a partner of Martinez Roman Goehl, P.A. is stepping up to a new challenge as he takes on the role as Chair of the Workers’ Compensation Section for the Broward County Bar Association. Read more about his new role.
Charlie Martinez delivers an update regarding an Unrepresented Claimant, and a Motion to Enforce Settlement/Stipulation.
In March 2014, the Supreme Court of Florida accepted jurisdiction on the latest challenge to Florida’s attorney fee provision.
Many workers’ compensation practitioners are familiar with the “two-dismissal rule” that a claim cannot be brought again after it has been voluntarily dismissed two times.
This issue, more than any other in workers’ compensation claims, can increase the overall exposure in any claim by taking the employer/carrier’s right to control medical care
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Pomerantz v. Palm Beach County, 131 So. 3d 823 (Fla. 1st DCA 2014)
Lopez v. All Star Investigations, Inc./Travelers, 128 So. 3d 265 (Fla. 1st DCA 2013)