Florida Work Comp News

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The latest news about workers compensation in Florida.

  • Florida doctors would be in line for a raise regardless of the types of injured workers they’re treating, under legislation moving through the state House of Representatives. House Bill 161, by…
  • Investigators with the state Department of Financial Services announced that the owner of a south Florida construction company was arrested on suspicion of concealing more than $2 million in payroll to…
  • Florida Chief Financial Officer Jimmy Patronis on Friday announced two arrests in an alleged $127,000 premium fraud scheme. The CFO’s office said in a statement that Juana M. Ledezma, owner of…
  • Florida lawmakers are deliberating a proposal to allow police and firefighters with presumptive injuries to select a medical specialist for treatment and to pay the selected doctor up to twice…
  • A Florida appellate court overturned a fee award to a catastrophically injured worker’s attorney, finding counsel had been substantially short-changed by the reduction below the amount requested and the guideline…
  • Workers’ compensation defense firm Gilson Daub on Wednesday announced the opening of a new office in Fort Lauderdale. Christine Nixon-Calamari (testanlaw.com) The new office will be managed by Christine Nixon-Calamari. Nixon-Calamari has…
  • A Florida state senator is taking another run at legislation that would require employee leasing companies to provide comp coverage for all of a client’s workers if the client company…
  • A Florida appellate court upheld an award of benefits to a firefighter for his severe cardiac issues after his diagnosis of COVID-19, based on a statutory presumption that his infection…
  • The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration fined a manufacturer of industrial gas $201,573 for what the agency called a preventable explosion that injured five workers and several first responders. OSHA…
  • Florida Insurance Commissioner Michael Yaworski approved a National Council on Compensation Insurance recommendation to reduce workers’ compensation rates by 15.1% on policies incepting in 2024. NCCI in August submitted its annual…

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