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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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Elvis Rodriguez Reyes v. JR Work Forming LLC and Florida Citrus

In the Miami workers compensation case of Elvis Rodriguez Reyes v. JR Work Forming LLC and Florida Citrus concerned three issues; the provision of average weekly wage (AWW), temporary indemnity benefits, and compensation. After the claimant’s workplace accident, the E/C determined his AWW to be nothing. They claimed that since the claimant had yet to …

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Joseph Dejoie v. Broward Health North and North Broward Hospital District

Joseph Dejoie suffered an accident in 2020 that was compensated and authorized. The case of Joseph Dejoie v. Broward Health North and North Broward Hospital District focused on the claimant’s contention that their Group Term Life Insurance (GTL) should be included in the Average Weekly Wage (AWW). Following Florida Statute 440.14(1)(a), the claimant provided proof …

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Rodrigo Camacho v. Kim’s Painting/Norguard, NV Acquisition Mgmt, Epic Development

The case of Rodrigo Camacho involved three different E/C’s; Kim’s Painting/Norguard (E/C#1), NV Acquisition Management(E/C#2) and Epic Development(E/C#3). The site of the accident was owned by E/C#2, and the Claimant was contracted by E/C#1. The claimant was classified as an employee of E/C #1 based upon Florida Statute 440.02(15)(a) and 440.02(15)(c)3. Contractors are responsible for …

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