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Eduardo Barrera v. Labor Finders and ESIS WC Claims

In Eduardo Barrera v. Labor Finders and ESIS WC Claims the Claimant filed a Motion for Advance of Compensation Benefits. The claim for determination at the hearing was whether the Claimant is entitled to a $1,000.00 advance. The JCC found that the claimant did meet the entitlement and eligibility requirements for securing an advance for …

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Lisa Gregory v. Landry’s d/b/a Chart House – Melbourne and Corvel Corporation

In Lisa Gregory v. Landry’s d/b/a Chart House – Melbourne and Corvel Corporation the Claimant requested an appointment with an EMA seven days prior to final hearing. E/C argued that the evidence did not show any disagreement in opinion requiring an EMA as Claimant did not submit the E/C IME opinions by way of deposition …

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Eduardo Manso v. Southeast Personnel Leasing, Inc. and Packard Claims Administration

In Eduardo Manso v. Southeast Personnel Leasing, Inc. and Packard Claims Administration the Claimant failed to appear for an IME appointment and the E/C seeks 50% reimbursement of the no-show fee. Furthermore, the E/C filed a motion to compel attendance at IME. The JCC found that the Claimant gave proper notice to E/C that he …

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Palm Beach County School District and Sedgwick CMS v. Frances Smith

In Palm Beach County School District and Sedgwick CMS v. Frances Smith the Claimant sought a one-time change in physician that the E/C granted. The E/C timely appointed a new treating physician. The new authorized treating physician required a payment of $800 for Claimant’s initial evaluation and treatment which exceeded the base rate provided in …

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Marquis Collins v. L & M Endeavors LLC and Amerisure Insurance

In Marquis Collins v. L&M Endeavors LLC and Amerisure Insurance the Claimant was injured while working as a solar panel installer. Claimant gave two different descriptions of his accident but with both descriptions alleges injury to his right hip. E/C argues that they accepted Claimant’s right hip injury as compensable and authorized medical care with …

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Cynthia Perry v. V & N Pharmacy LLC and Tristar Risk Management, Inc.

In Cynthia Perry v. V & N Pharmacy LLC and Tristar Risk Management, Inc. Claimant was provided medical care after being injured in a head-on motor vehicle. The initial compensable injuries were broken arm and fingers. This claim is for neck and back treatment. The E/C denied neck and back injuries because the hospital records …

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Stacey Leavins v. The Geo Group, Inc. and Sedgwick CMS

In Stacey Leavins v. The Geo Group, Inc. and Sedgwick CMS the E/C objected to the admission into evidence of the medical records of Dr. Goeke asserting that Dr. Goeke’s opinions were not admissible because he was not an authorized physician, IME or an expert medical advisor. E/C also objected on hearsay and authentication grounds …

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Dagoberto De Armas v. Armstrong Air & Heating

Dagoberto De Armas v. Armstrong Air & Heating and Amtrust North America of Florida was a Florida workers compensation case concerning whether the claimant should be transferred to a second independent medical examiner (IME). The claimant suffered from hypertension, and defended that their initial doctor was a qualified examiner of the injury. The E/C claimed …

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