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Noelia Gonzalez v. Toria’s Support Care Services, Inc. and None

In Noelia Gonzalez v. Toria’s Support Care Services, Inc, and None the uninsured and unrepresented employer failed to appear at final hearing. The employer refused to appear at any of the scheduled events in this matter and a prior JCC had stricken all defenses. The prior JCC had also awarded benefits in an FCO following …

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Calvin Sakariyawo v. Best Buy Co. Inc. and Sedgwick CMS, XL Specialty Insurance Company

In Calvin Sakariyawo v. Best Buy Co. Inc. and Sedgwick CMS, XL Specialty Insurance Company the E/C argued that claimant failed to provide timely notice of two IME selections and moved for summary final order on the pending petitions wherein claimant sought payment for the two IMEs. The JCC found based on the evidence presented …

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Daniela Valderrama v. Giorgio Armani and Chubb Group of Insurance Companies

In Daniela Valderrama v. Giorgia Armani and Chubb Group of Insurance Companies the claimant filed for TPD benefits. Claimant was terminated and the JCC found that the claimant’s termination was the result of a reduction in the employer’s work force and not because of claimant’s physical limitations. The JCC held that the claimant was required …

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Miguel Angel Guzman Viveros Aka Licona v. Casey Key Venture, LLC and Normandy Insurance Company

In Miguel Angel Guzman Viveros Aka Licona v. Casey Key Venture, LLC and Normandy Insurance Company E/C filed a motion to Amend their defenses to include misrepresentation. A hearing on compensability was held earlier in 2022 wherein the issues were bifurcated. The E/C misrepresentation defense was considered and denied. The E/C posited further investigation warranted …

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Russell Robinson v. City of Orlando and Relation Insurance Services of Florida

In Russell Robinson v. City of Orlando and Relation Insurance Services of Florida Counsel for claimant secured a closed period of PTD benefits and sought attorneys fees that were greater than the guideline fee based on the hours spent in prosecuting the claims. The value of benefits obtained were approximately $275k resulting in a guideline …

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Rosalie Kelley v. The Empire Company and Travelers Insurance

In Rosalie Kelley v. The Empire Company and Travelers Insurance a prior FCO denied TPD benefits. In the instant litigation, claimant petitioned for TPD benefits for dates immediately subsequent to entry of that order. Claimant established her MMI dates as November 15, 2021, and the JCC considered the medical evidence to determine whether the physicians …

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Moise Philogene v. Carrabas Italian Grill and Corvel Corporation

In Moise Philogene v. Carrabas Italian Grill and Corvel Corporation Claimant reached MMI on October 28, 2020. Within one year, claimant requested, and E/C authorized a one time change of physician. The E/C paid an $1,800 advance payment to the provider, but claimant never presented. The last payment of indemnity occurred on February 9, 2021. …

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Thadiss Gregory v. Bennett Auto and Travelers Indemnity Company/Gulf Insurance Group

Thadiss Gregory v. Bennett Auto and Travelers Indemnity Company/Gulf Insurance Group Claimant underwent compensable neck surgery in June 2021. Prior to the neck surgery the claimant also underwent compensable knee surgery in 2019. This claim concerned TTD benefits for the 14-month period between claimant’s release from restrictions from the knee surgery and the performance of …

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