Florida Work Comp News

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The latest news about workers compensation in Florida.

  • A Florida appellate court revisited a dispute over a carrier’s failure to provide orthopedic treatment to a worker and overturned a “fine” that had been imposed on it for delaying…
  • The Florida Division of Workers’ Compensation reports that medical payments in 2020 totaled $1.5 billion, a decrease from the more than $1.7 billion paid in 2019. Within 12 months of injury,…
  • The Florida Division of Workers’ Compensation withdrew a regulatory proposal to update a compensation notice commonly referred to as the “broken arm poster.” In September, the DWC proposed rules that would…
  • A Florida appellate court upheld a denial of a worker’s request for reimbursement for a medically necessary surgical procedure since he obtained the treatment without complying with the terms of…
  • The Florida Division of Workers’ Compensation announced the number of indemnity claims for COVID-19 fell again in November to the lowest point since March 2020. The division reported 119 indemnity claims…
  • Probation and correctional workers in Florida would be entitled to receive workers’ compensation benefits for post-traumatic stress disorder under a pair of bills introduced ahead of the 2022 legislative session. The…
  • Lawmakers in Florida are attempting to amend the state’s three-year-old post-traumatic stress disorder presumption in workers' compensation for first responders to clarify disease onset. S.B. 1066, introduced Monday, amends the time…
  • A Florida appellate court upheld an award of benefits to a construction worker citing the "abundant evidence" that he injured his left arm and shoulder at work. Dallas Brand worked for…
  • The number of workers’ compensation claims for COVID-19 in Florida fell in October to nearly the lowest level since the pandemic started, according to a report by the state Division…
  • The Florida Division of Workers’ Compensation announced that the maximum weekly benefit will increase to $1,099 from $1,011 as a result of an increase in the state’s average weekly wage. The…

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