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Jose F. Caba v. PeopLease, LLC and Next Level Administrators, LLC

In Jose F. Caba v. PeopLease, LLC and Next Level Administrators, LLC Claimant was going to the bathroom during a personal comfort break and fell. The E/C found the fall as non-compensable and raised the defense that the fall was idiopathic. The JCC found that even though the claimant was going to the bathroom he …

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Car’Reyana Baker v. Sumpter Enterprises, Inc. and Zenith Insurance Company

In Car’Reyana Baker v. Sumpter Enterprises, Inc. and Zenith Insurance Company the issue is whether claimant’s alleged exposure to COVID is compensable. Claimant argues that while she was working for employer she contracted COVID from one or more co-employees and it should therefore be considered compensable. The claimant relied merely on her belief that she …

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Harvey Creel v. People Ready, Labor Ready International, Inc. and ESIS WC Claims

In Harvey Creel v. People Ready, Labor Ready International, Inc. and ESIS WC Claims E/C denied entire claim arguing that Claimant did not suffer an accident and even if Claimant did suffer an accident he did not provide timely notice. Claimant argued that E/C knew of his accident. JCC agreed with Claimant as far as …

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Pedro A. Hernandez v. Tri-Star Airport Handling Services

In the Miami workers compensation case of Pedro A. Hernandez v. Tri-Star Airport Handling Services, the claimant had previously filed a petition for benefits that did not include their shoulder. Ten months after their workplace accident, the claimant filed a claim that their shoulder was also affected by the accident. The E/C’s IME, adjuster, and …

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Charles Coffee v. Volusia County Department of Public Protection

The Florida workers compensation case of Charles Coffee v. Volusia County Department of Public Protection was an accident in which the claimant fell and injured himself, but there were no witnesses. The E/C denied that any accident or injury occurred. The claimant’s supervisor testified on their behalf, saying that the claimant informed him of the …

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