Florida Work Comp News

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The latest news about workers compensation in Florida.

  • The Florida Division of Workers’ Compensation reported that the number of claims for COVID-19 fell in June after climbing in May. The DWC reports 591 COVID-19 claims were filed in June,…
  • A Florida appellate court overturned the denial of a worker’s request for the attendant care services prescribed by her doctor. Case: Girardin v. AN Fort Myers Imports LLC, No. 1D21-3405, 08/10/2022, published. Facts and…
  • The Florida Division of Workers’ Compensation announced rulemaking activities that will address training, education and reemployment of injured workers. The division said proposed amendments will be updated to streamline regulatory text,…
  • The Manatee County Sheriff’s Office announced the arrest of eight Florida contractors who were allegedly operating without a license or workers’ compensation insurance. The Sheriff’s Office said it conducted a joint…
  • A Florida appellate court ruled that an injured worker should not have been assessed a cancellation fee for an examination canceled by the doctor. Case: Baptiste v. Sunrise Community, No. 1D21-3736,…
  • The Florida Division of Workers’ Compensation published a notice in the Florida Administrative Register announcing plans to review physician dispensing rules. The division said in a statement that the rules will…
  • Florida workers filed 368 claims for COVID-19 in May, up from 234 in April and 105 in March, according to the latest report from the Division of Workers’ Compensation. A total…
  • The Florida Department of Financial Services announced assessments that fund operations of the Division of Workers’ Compensation and the Special Disability Trust Fund will remain unchanged in 2023. The Workers’ Compensation…
  • A federal appellate court overturned a denial of a carrier’s motion to compel arbitration of a procedurally complex insurance dispute. Case: Benchmark Insurance Co. v. SUNZ Insurance Co., No. 21-1679, 06/06/2022,…
  • Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis appointed three to the Office of the Judges of Compensation Claims. Jill Jacobs DeSantis announced the appointments of Jill Jacobs and Lourdes Sancerni to serve as judges…

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