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Jorge Luis Diaz v. Advanced Disposal Services

The amended final compensation order of Jorge Luis Diaz v. Advanced Disposal Services, a Port St. Lucie workers’ compensation case, was a dispute over medical authorization and temporary partial disability (TPD) and temporary total disability (TTD) benefits. The claimant sought authorization for a new vehicle, but the employer contested the claim as unrequired since they …

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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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William Algarin v. Bluelinx Corporation

William Algarin v. Bluelinx Corporation, a Tampa workers compensation case, concerned the extent of the claimant’s authorized medical care. The claimant had a wrist injury that was compensated by the E/C, however the E/C contested also providing compensation for the claimant’s alleged neck and shoulder injuries. Based on the doctors’ testimony and medical evidence, the …

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Katia Vargas v. The Art of Freedom and Brandon Baby

Katia Vargas v. The Art of Freedom (E/C#1) and Brandon Baby (E/C#2) was a Miami workers compensation case.The primary issue was whether the E/C was responsible for compensating the accident. The claimant initially sought out employment at E/C#1, but was placed at E/C#2. She eventually transferred to E/C#1, but still reported to her former managers. …

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Le’tavia Jones v. State of Florida Department of Corrections

In the workers compensation case of Le’tavia Jones v. State of Florida Department of Corrections, the claimant had an industrial accident and reached physical MMI within two weeks. She filed for temporary disability benefits since she had not yet reached psychological MMI. The JCC denied this claim, since indemnity benefits for psychological problems are limited …

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Belkis Batista v. Publix Super Markets

Belkis Batista v. Publix Super Markets, a Fort Myers workers compensation case, concerned the authorization of arthroscopic surgery. The claimant fell and injured herself, reporting the accident to her supervisors, but not obtaining any medical treatment. Five months later, the claimant went in for a doctor’s appointment, which then led to surgery and pain management …

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Andrew Johnson v. Brevard County Board of Commissioners

Andrew Johnson v. Brevard County Board of Commissioners was an appeal of a Florida Workers Compensation case concerning the use of fat burner supplements. The claimant consumed Performix and Cellucor C4, causing him to suffer from a heart attack. The E/C’s IME testified that the heart attack was caused by the two supplements, which can …

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James Yeago v. Federal Express Corporation and Sedgwick CMS

The petition for benefits in the Florida workers compensation case of James Yeago v. Federal Express Corporation was solved at the final hearing. The claimant was compensated for the injury and given an authorized doctor, who placed the claimant at an MMI of 0%. No restrictions were placed on the claimant, and the claimant only …

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