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Sarasota County School Board/Optacomp v. Kathryn Roberson

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Sarasota County School Board/Optacomp v. Kathryn Roberson
DCA#: 13-4087

 

 

Summary: The District Court of Appeal AFFIRMED the award of PTD benefits to the claimant.  In the ruling, the DCA specifically addressed the E/C argument that the JCC improperly considered Claimant's psychiatric restrictions in making the PTD determination. The E/C asserted the current statute permits PTD benefits upon proof of physical disability only. The DCA acknowledged the limitations of psychiatric disability as statutorily imposed upon temporary disability benefits, but found that as the statute was silent regarding psychiatric limitations as applicable to PTD benefits, the JCC could consider psychiatric...

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Betty Jo Rape v. Triumph Aerostructures and Liberty Mutual

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Betty Jo Rape v. Triumph Aerostructures and Liberty Mutual 

OJCC# 12-024082, Port St. Lucie District, JCC McAliley 

D/A: 09/14/2012

 

 

 

 

Summary:  The E/C filed a Motion to...

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Castellanos

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On March 14, 2014, the Florida Supreme Court agreed to hear arguments in an attorney fee dispute in workers-compensation insurance cases. The court issued an order that said it will take up a case involving Marvin Castellanos, a worker who was injured in October, 2009. Castellanos' attorneys asked the Supreme Court to review the constitutionality of the attorney fee statute that awarded them a fee of $164.54 for 107.2 hours of legal work. The 1st District Court of Appeal on October 23, 2013, upheld the fee award but also...

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