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Joanne Vose v. Harris Corporation

The final compensation order of Joanne Vose v. Harris Corporation, a Melbourne workers’ compensation case, determined the authorization of medical treatment and attorney fees.  The employer arose five defenses; that the claimant was barred by the statute of limitations, the statute of limitations was expired, their medical treatment was not medically necessary, that the accident …

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Michael Emmanuel v. ADP Totalsource Co XXI Inc

Michael Emmanuel v. ADP Totalsource Co XXI Inc, a Miami workers’ compensation case, regarded an order for a one-time change of physician (OTC). Though the OTC was awarded, it was found that the claimant’s complaints were related to a pre-existing condition, causing the employer to withdraw their compensation. After examination of the situation, it was …

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Alyssa K. Whitson v. Crispers LLC.

The Sarasota workers’ compensation case of Alyssa K. Whitson v. Crispers LLC. concerned the court orders for a work accident from 2008. The claimant’s attorney fought for a wheelchair-accessible van for the claimant, instead of the 24/7 transportation service that had been authorized by the employer. The claimant argued against the transportation service, citing her …

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Edwin Bates v. Department of Corrections

The Lakeland workers’ compensation case of Edwin Bates v. Department of Corrections concerned a claimant’s heart attack. Medical care and temporary total disability (TTD) benefits were granted, and the claimant underwent treatment before being placed at maximum medical improvement (MMI). The claimant attempted to claim compensation for a psychiatric condition resulting from the accident but …

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Dennis Miller v. World Fiber Technologies

Dennis Miller v. World Fiber Technologies was a Panama City workers’ compensation case regarding an accident from 2014.The claimant filed for chiropractic treatment and permanent total disability (PTD) benefits. The employer arose a res judicata defense in response. The Florida Statute does not consider chiropractic services beyond 24 treatments or 12 weeks to be medically …

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Pedro Rodriguez v. America Airlines

In the Miami workers compensation case Pedro Rodriguez v. American Airlines, two previous accidents were determined compensable with authorized medical care. The JCC reviewed evidence and found that the E/C de-authorized the claimant’s treating physician without reason and without transferring them to the care of someone else. The E/C additionally argued against the second accident …

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William Algarin v. Bluelinx Corporation

William Algarin v. Bluelinx Corporation, a Tampa workers compensation case, concerned the extent of the claimant’s authorized medical care. The claimant had a wrist injury that was compensated by the E/C, however the E/C contested also providing compensation for the claimant’s alleged neck and shoulder injuries. Based on the doctors’ testimony and medical evidence, the …

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Katia Vargas v. The Art of Freedom and Brandon Baby

Katia Vargas v. The Art of Freedom (E/C#1) and Brandon Baby (E/C#2) was a Miami workers compensation case.The primary issue was whether the E/C was responsible for compensating the accident. The claimant initially sought out employment at E/C#1, but was placed at E/C#2. She eventually transferred to E/C#1, but still reported to her former managers. …

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Belkis Batista v. Publix Super Markets

Belkis Batista v. Publix Super Markets, a Fort Myers workers compensation case, concerned the authorization of arthroscopic surgery. The claimant fell and injured herself, reporting the accident to her supervisors, but not obtaining any medical treatment. Five months later, the claimant went in for a doctor’s appointment, which then led to surgery and pain management …

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