In the case of Claudia Torres-Restrepo v. South Florida Security Group Inc., the claimant fell and injured herself at work. The E/C offered workers’ compensation for the resulting knee injury. The claimant later visited an unauthorized doctor who diagnosed her with bilateral carpal tunnel syndrome.
The claimant’s visit with this doctor was both unauthorized and unproven to be a result of her work accident, making her ineligible for authorization and compensation in accordance with Trevino v. Department of Revenue.
Claim for authorization DENIED; Attorney’s fees DENIED
Source: The 440 Authority