Richard Rodgers v. Winn Dixie Stores, a Port St. Lucie workers’ compensation case, the claimant fell under unknown circumstances in their place of work. The hospital recorded the accident as a fainting episode, and the claim for workers comp was denied by the employer and carrier.
An independent medical examiner (IME) testified on behalf of the employer, claiming that no work activity caused the claimant’s accident. The claimant’s IME made no claims about the cause of the claimant’s fall and revealed that the claimant was on multiple medications. Three of the claimant’s medications were known to cause seizures.
Although the claimant injured themself in the course and scope of their workplace, they failed to prove that the work activity itself caused the accident.
Claim for medical and indemnity benefits DENIED
Attorney fees DENIED