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Alberto Escobar v. Sunlight Windows, Inc. and US Administrator Claims

In Alberto Escobar v. Sunlight Windows, Inc. and US Administrator Claims the accident and injuries were originally accepted as compensable and the claimant was paid indemnity and provided medical benefits. The E/C then secured surveillance footage which showed the Claimant engaged in physical activities which were contrary to his representations in deposition. The unrepresented claimant …

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Holly M. Trembach v. ERMC II and Gallagher Bassett Services, Inc.

In Holly M. Trembach v. ERMC II and Gallagher Bassett Services, Inc. the petitions were dismissed and E/C sought to recover taxable costs in the amount of $700. This represented the mediator’s fee for private mediation. Notably, the Deputy Chief Judge had entered an order requiring the parties to attend private mediation with the expense …

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Linda Roccaforte v. The Parts House and Safety National Casualty Corp., Corvel Corporation

In Linda Roccaforte v. The Parts House and Safety National Casualty Corp., Corvel Corporation the JCC considered the medical evidence in detail in this claim for temporary disability benefits. After resolving conflicts regarding work restrictions, injured body parts related to the instant compensable accident and MMI, the JCC GRANTED in part and DENIED in part …

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Troy Kranitz v. Milex/Mr Transmission and Norguard Insurance Company

In Troy Kranitz v. Milex/Mr Transmission and Norguard Insurance Company the E/C filed this motion to enforce settlement but Claimant was of the position that no settlement had been reached because he had not given his counsel authority and he did not receive a clear explanation of the Medicare Set Aside. However, he withdrew his …

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Wilson Valmir v. Dunkin Dounuts/CMS Bakery, LLC and Cincinnati Insurance Co.

In Wilson Valmir v. Dunkin Dounuts/CMS Bakery, LLC and Cincinnati Insurance Co. Claimant sustained a compensable injury to the space between his fingers. Subsequently, Claimant complained of hand pain and secured an IME opinion. The IME suggested he suffered from tenosynovitis. The treating physician observed that claimant’s presentation of pain was exaggerated. An MRI showed …

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Jordan Barron v. Tri County Metals and Amtrust North America of Florida

In Jordan Barron v. Tri County Metals and Amtrust North America of Florida Claimant was injured and lost the fingers on his left hand. At first, he did not want a prosthesis but six months later he changed his mind. The authorized physician advised that additional revision surgery would be necessary before a prosthesis could …

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Brandyn Pendley v. Temples Furniture Inc. and Travelers Indemnity Company of America

In Brandyn Pendley v. Temples Furniture Inc. and Travelers Indemnity Company of America Claimant alleged an injury to his neck and back when he struck a parked vehicle during his employment. The E/C denied continuing indemnity and medical stating that there was no evidence to support an injury. Medical was authorized and the physician who …

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Kelley Browning v. Luxottica Retail Corp. d/b/a Sunglass Hut and SRS, Liberty Mutual Insurance

In Kelley Browning v. Luxottica Retail Corp. d/b/a Sunglass Hut and SRS, Liberty Mutual Insurance the Claimant requested a rheumatologist for evaluation and treatment. The E/C agreed in writing twice to provide evaluation and treatment of casually related conditions however, failed to timely authorize. Claimant sought an order approving the stipulation. The JCC found the …

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Peter Jarry v. Calhoun Correctional Institute and Division of Risk Management

Peter Jarry v. Calhoun Correctional Institute and Division of Risk Management the Claimant injured his shoulder, neck and back while within the course and scope of employment. The E/C authorized shoulder care and claimant underwent surgery. The Claimant filed a petition for cervical and lumbar spine evaluation with an orthopedic surgeon and the E/C denied …

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