Workers' Compensation

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Florida: Surviving Spouse’s Fails to Establish Employee’s Death Was “Virtually Certain”
Posted on 5 Jun 2015 by Larson's Spotlight

A Florida appellate court affirmed a trial court’s summary judgment favoring a general contractor in a civil action filed against it by the surviving spouse of an employee who was run over and killed by a dump truck while the employee worked at... Read More

Florida: 3rd DCA Strikes Down “Padgett” Decision on Mootness and Standing Grounds
Posted on 26 Jun 2015 by Larson's Spotlight

The Third District Court of Appeal has reversed the much-talked-about “Padgett” decision by Circuit Court for Miami-Dade County Judge Jorge Cueto, which last August declared unconstitutional the exclusive remedy provision of the state’s... Read More

Florida: Truck Driver Disqualified From Comp Benefits for Misleading Physicians
Posted on 31 Dec 2014 by Larson's Spotlight

A Florida appellate court affirmed a decision by a state judge of compensation claims that barred a long-haul truck driver from receiving workers’ compensation benefits for an alleged work-related injury based on findings that the driver had given... Read More

FL: Share of Corporate Profits May Be Used to Compute AWW
Posted on 10 Oct 2013 by Larson's Spotlight

A Florida appellate court recently held that in at least some situations, a claimant’s average weekly wage may include the pro rata portion of the corporate profits to which he or she was entitled as a shareholder. The employer argued that according... Read More