In the Tallahassee workers compensation case of Stacie Symonds v. Dynamic Security, the claimant received authorized medical care that was later denied by the E/C. The E/C argued that the claimant was medically non-compliant by intentionally prolonging her disability. They also claimed that her disability was due to reasons unrelated to her work injury.
This was contested by evidence that the claimant was non-compliant for reasons outside of her control. The JCC also found the claimant made a prima facie case of Temporary Partial Disability (TPD) eligibility, since she had not reached MMI during the disputed period.
The E/C failed to prove that the major contributing cause (MCC) of the claimant’s injuries was not the work accident, making them ultimately responsible for providing compensation.
Attorney fees GRANTED