In Gabriel Montolio v. The Robins and Morton Group, the claimant had an injury that was accepted and covered by the E/C. Following the injury, the claimant was subject to multiple physical therapy appointments. Another accident occurred while the claimant was travelling home to be picked up by the driver assigned to take him to authorized appointments.
Since the claimant was not travelling to the appointment itself at the time of the injury, they were not authorized medical treatment on the grounds of IMC Phosphates Co. v. Prater, 895 So. 2d 1263. In accordance with Florida Statute Section 440.13(5)(a), the authorization of an MRI was also denied.
Claim for compensability, medical treatment and authorization DENIED; Claim for attorney’s fees DENIED
Source: The 440 Authority