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Virginia Browder v. Hillsborough County School Board and Broadspire Services, Inc.

In Virginia Browder v. Hillsborough County School Board and Broadspire Services, Inc. Claimant injured her left knee in a compensable work accident. Claimant was originally diagnosed with a tear of the left medial meniscus and mild degenerative arthritic changes. Claimant had constant pain. Claimant treated with several authorized providers who ultimately stated her continued pain …

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Roberto Choc v. 21st Century Roofing, LLC, Johnson Roofing Solutions, LLC, Varner Inc. d/b/a Southern Roofing, Inc., and Accident Fund Insurance Company of America

In Roberto Choc v. 21st Century Roofing, LLC, Johnson Roofing Solutions, LLC, Varner Inc. d/b/a Southern Roofing, Inc., and Accident Fund Insurance Company of America, Johnson Roofing moved for summary final order dismissal arguing that it was not the general contractor or an insured subcontractor. The JCC found that the statute differentiated between “a contractor” …

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Martin Young v. Jim Quinlan Chevrolet Co. d/b/a Autonation Parts Center – Clearwater and Gallagher Bassett Services, Inc.

In Martin Young v. Jim Quinlan Chevrolet Co. d/b/a Autonation Parts Center – Clearwater and Gallagher Bassett Services, Inc. the Claimant injured his left knee and groin. Claimant testified that the groin strain resolved. The EC accepted Claimant’s knee injury as a temporary exacerbation of preexisting osteoarthritis in the left knee. The authorized physician testified …

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Chad T. Braden v. Seminole County and Johns Eastern Company, Inc./Seminole County

In Chad T. Braden v. Seminole County and Johns Eastern Company, Inc./Seminole County the Claimant tested positive for Covid-19. Several weeks after testing positive for Covid-19 the Claimant suffered a heart attack. The issue is whether the employer has rebutted the statutory presumption of compensability of Claimant’s heart disease. The authorized physician testified that he …

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

In Frances Smith v. Palm Beach County School Board/Sedgwick CMS the Claimant requested a one-time change in physician which was granted. The one time change physician was paid $800 by EC. Claimant did not attend appointment because there was no videographer. A no show fee was not charged. Based on the 2016 Workers’ Compensation fee …

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Demonte Carlton v. L & M Endeavors, LLC and Amerisure Mutual

In Demonte Carlton v. L&M Endeavors, LLC/Amerisure Mutual Claimant requested a one-time change in physician after not seeking treatment for over a year. EC argued that Claimant was not entitled to a one-time change in physician because Claimant did not request the one-time change during the course of treatment. JCC found the claim for a …

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Estella C. Williams v. HealtcareCosmetology Services, Inc. d/b/a Resident Salon Services and The Hanover Insurance Company

In Estella C. Williams v. HealtcareCosmetology Services, Inc. d/b/a Resident Salon Services/The Hanover Insurance Company Claimant seeks authorization for continued medical care. EC argues that claimant is not due medical care since Claimant has reached MMI without impairment. JCC addresses EC’s motion to Appoint Expert Medical Advisor. Claimant argued EMA was not needed. JCC stated …

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Ginette Brown v. Opis Coquina Center and Gallagher Bassett Services, Inc.

In Ginette Brown v. Opis Coquina Center and Gallagher Basset Services, Inc. the Claimant was injured when she attempted to prevent a fall and diagnosed with neck sprain/strain. EC authorized treatment which showed Claimant had a disc herniation and stenosis. Claimant was then placed at MMI. Claimant then requested a one-time change of physician which …

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Wilbur Jenkins v. Hillsborough County Aviation Authority and Florida Municipal Insurance Trust, Florida League of Cities/ Workers’ Compensation Claims Depart

In Hillsborough County Aviation Authority, Florida Municipal Insurance Trust, and Florida League of Cities, Inc. Claimant was injured and authorized treatment but had a non-work related motor vehicle accident where Claimant was then denied all future medical treatment. At final hearing Claimant sought to have his IME testify live; EC argued that Claimant failed to …

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