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Lorenzo Garcia v. Thomas Produce Company and Zenith Insurance Company

In Lorenzo Garcia v. Thomas Produce Company and Zenith Insurance Company in response to the pending TTD claim, the E/C defended claimant had reached MMI for his compensable rib contusion and the physician imposed “no-work” status was unrelated to the industrial injury. The JCC accepted the medical evidence establishing MMI as of June 2021. He …

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Pamela Vogelar v. Winn-Dixie and Sedgwick CMS

In Pamela Vogelar v. Winn-Dixie and Sedgwick CMS Claimant was involved in two accidents and sought treatment for both. The E/C stipulated to compensability but raised an MCC defense. After determining the E/C calculation of AWW was correct, the JCC considered the indemnity claims and defenses and found the medical evidence established the MCC of …

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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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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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Bernice L. Mastro-Mitchum v. Bay County School Board and Corvel Corporation

In Bernice L. Mastro-Mitchum v. Bay County School Board and Corvel Corporation the Claimant was employed as a preschool teacher who only worked some summers. At the time of the accident the Claimant was working during summer school. The E/C argued that the Claimant was not due indemnity because she did not request summer work. …

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Jorge Luis Diaz v. Advanced Disposal Services

Port St Lucie Workers Comp Jorge Luis Diaz v. Advanced Disposal Services and Solid Waste Southeast (Gallagher Bassett Services) | Port St Lucie Workers Comp 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 …

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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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