Workers' Compensation

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What’s New in Florida Workers’ Compensation: 2018
Posted on 21 Jun 2018 by LexisNexis Workers' Comp Law Newsroom Staff

By Robert J. Grace, Jr., Esq. & Lyle Platt, Esq. Since publication of our last edition of Dubreuil’s Florida Workers’ Compensation Handbook (LexisNexis), legislative activity was confined to a popularly supported bill regarding first... Read More

Florida: Construction Worker’s Intentional Tort Action Fails Under “Virtually Certain” Standard
Posted on 2 Aug 2013 by Larson's Spotlight

Construing the state’s intentional tort exception to workers' compensation immunity (§ 440.11(1)(b), Fla. Stat.), a Florida appellate court recently affirmed a trial court’s entry of final summary judgment in favor of plaintiff’s... Read More

Florida: Premises Owner That Contracts With Cleaning Service Is Not Statutory Employer
Posted on 25 Mar 2016 by Larson's Spotlight

Where a health care system (“the system”) owned a children’s clinic and contracted with a service company for the latter to provide cleaning services at the clinic, the system was not the statutory employer of the service company’s... Read More

Florida: Food Store Manager’s Murder By Jealous Assailant Arose Out of and In Course of Employment
Posted on 23 May 2014 by Larson's Spotlight

Fatal injuries sustained by a food store manager was struck and run over by a car driven by a man who claimed to have been reacting to the decedent’s alleged sexual harassment of the man’s girlfriend, who worked as a cashier at the food store... Read More

Florida: 104-Week Limit on TTD Benefits Found Unconstitutional
Posted on 16 Jun 2016 by Larson's Spotlight

In a split decision, the Supreme Court of Florida struck down the state’s 104-week limit on TTD benefits for injured workers who remain totally disabled after the capped time period, but who have not yet reached MMI. The majority held the limit... Read More

Florida: Supreme Court Strikes Down Mandatory Attorney Fee Schedule for Claimants
Posted on 29 Apr 2016 by Larson's Spotlight

The Supreme Court of Florida, in a split decision, held that the mandatory attorney fee schedule contained in § 440.34, Fla. Stat., which precludes any consideration of whether the fee award is reasonable to compensate the attorney, is unconstitutional... Read More