Ralph Williams, Jr. v. Waste Management of Orlando and Gallagher Bassett Services

The Florida workers compensation case of Ralph Williams, Jr. v. Waste Management of Orlando and Gallagher Bassett Services regarded a violent incident between two employees. The claimant was shot in an altercation with a coworker, and was diagnosed with post traumatic stress syndrome and major depressive disorder without an MMI.
The E/C denied compensation on the basis of fraud and misrepresentation. They claimed that the claimant was the aggressor in the incident, referencing the evidence that they were in possession of a screwdriver. The claimant was not required to defend his possession of a screwdriver, as this was a workers compensation case, not a criminal defense case.

Compensation and psychiatric care GRANTED; Defense of misrepresentation DENIED; TTD benefits GRANTED; Attorney’s fees GRANTED

The 440 Authority

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