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Do you have a workers’ compensation claim without a physical injury?

By Ganon & Hessen |

In most workers’ compensation claims where an employee is injured at work the injury is physical in nature. For example a torn rotator cuff (shoulder injury) or a herniated disc (back injury). There are times where these types of claims also have a mental health component. However, what if there is no physical injury?… Read More »

Workers’ Compensation Fraud Defense

By Ganon & Hessen |

In Lucas v. ADT Security, the 1st DCA reversed a ruling from the Judge of Compensation Claims that the injured worker committed fraud. In Florida workers compensation claims, it is common for insurance companies to utilize a ‘fraud defense’ to deny legitimate accidents and claims. The insurance companies often try to minimize the injury… Read More »

Employee Earning Reports in Workers’ Compensation Claims

By Ganon & Hessen |

In Republic Waste Services v. Ricardo, the First District Court of Appeal reviewed a Judge’s Order wherein the Judge awarded lost wages but denied penalties and interest on those lost wages. The Judge ruled the injured worker failed to submit earnings reports and therefore, the carrier wasn’t late in paying the lost wages. The… Read More »

Benefits You May Not Know About

By Ganon & Hessen |

The workers’ compensation law is unlike civil lawsuits in many respects. Generally, an injured worker is only entitled to two types of benefits – medical care and lost wages. Yet I’m frequently reminded that most injured workers are not advised of all of the benefits available to them. So, let’s look at a few… Read More »

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