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Melissa Bojanowski v. 1409 Physicians Regional Health System and Gallagher Bassett Services, Inc.

In Melissa Bojanowski v. 1409 Physicians Regional Health System and Gallagher Bassett Services, Inc. Claimant requested a $2,000 advance. The JCC found the claimant met the entitlement and eligibility requirements and GRANTED claimant’s motion for advance. The JCC also rejected the E/C suggestion that an alleged overpayment was equivalent to an advance.

Marlene Doblado Gill v. Fanatics and Travelers Insurance

In Marlene Doblado Gill v. Fanatics and Travelers Insurance an unrepresented Claimant faxed a OTC request on the Wednesday before the Thanksgiving holidays. The JCC determined that the adjuster had timely selected and authorized a new physician within five days of the request. However, notification of the new provider was not mailed to claimant until …

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Bassam Minawi v. Palm Pavilion, Inc., Palm Pavilion of Clearwater Inc., Palm Pavilion of Clearwater and FFVA Mutual Insurance Company

In Bassam Minawi v. Palm Pavilion, Inc. Palm Pavilion of Clearwater Inc. and FFVA Mutual Insurance Company Claimant argued in favor of compensability of his injuries alleged to have been sustained while washing dishes. The JCC provided the historical details of the claim. Claimant had the burden of establishing his repetitive trauma claim with clear …

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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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Misael Baez v. B&B Tire of Fowler, Inc./Tuffy Auto Services Center and None

In Misael Baez v. B&B Tire of Fowler, Inc./Tuffy Auto Services Center and None the employer was uninsured and unrepresented and also failed to appear at final hearing. However, since the employer did not raise any defenses, the JCC found sanctions unnecessary. Claimant presented his claims for indemnity and medical care without contest. Based on …

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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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