In the workers compensation case of Le’tavia Jones v. State of Florida Department of Corrections, the claimant had an industrial accident and reached physical MMI within two weeks. She filed for temporary disability benefits since she had not yet reached psychological MMI. The JCC denied this claim, since indemnity benefits for psychological problems are limited to six months following a physical MMI. However, since the claimant had never received impairment benefits prior, the statutory limitation was found to be inapplicable to this situation.
Final compensation order REVERSED