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Florida Court Orders Advance On Workers Compensation Benefits

Florida Court Orders Advance On TTD I was reading an article recently that referred to a Florida Court case where  a Florida school system was ordered to pay a claimant  an advance on benefits.  For an adjuster to pay benefits in advance in usually verboten in most cases.The case was HATTIE

What Would Happen If Workers’ Compensation Ended Tomorrow?

Workers’ Compensation Ended Tomorrow – Then What? If Workers’ Compensation ended tomorrow, what would be the result? One of the more prolific bloggers such as myself recently published an article that was titled “Without Comp.”   I started thinking what would happen if Workers Comp was completely abolished for injured

New Mexico Supreme Court – Bad Decision on Temporary Total Disability

New Mexico Supreme Court Turns TTD into PTD The New Mexico Supreme Court recently ruled that Temporary Total (TTD) can be a permanent disability.  These types of decisions are often not underwritten by the Workers Compensation carrier. As discussed earlier in this blog, the WC insurance process is a delayed system.  The

Workers Compensation and Hospitality Industries Are Very Similar

WC And Hospitality Industries Are Similar – Service and Employees The WC and Hospitality Industries are very similar in quite a few respects.  The idea for this article resulted from seeing the best in the hospitality industry and the worst.  We, as consultants, usually are contacted when there is a

Florida Reverses Bad TTD Decision Saving Employers $65,000,000

Florida Reverses Bad TTD Decision The State of Florida reverses bad TTD decision saving employers $65,000,000 in Workers Comp payouts. Florida had previously declared the 104 week cap on Temporary Total Disability (TTD) benefits as unconstitutional.  I had even held it up as an example of how a Workers Comp

AOE COE – Similar to Tampa Bay Bucs Tynes Decision

AOE COE – Tampa Bay Bucs The AOE COE  is the Workers Comp acronym for Arising Out of Employment or in the Course of Employment. Lawrence Tynes was brought in by the Tampa Bay Bucs as a replacement for Connor Barth this NFL season.  Mr. Tynes is not happy as

Florida Physician Dispensaries Opt Out Of Opioids Due To Ban – WCRI

Physician Dispensaries Opt Out Of Opioids – A Good Sign Physician dispensaries Opt Out due to a strict ban in Florida    Florida has endured an epidemic of the improper use of opioids. They have been discussed to the nth degree in Workers Compensation.   One of the most prevalent

Recent Florida Decision Make All Reserves Inadequate In Sunshine State?

Florida Decision Could Cause Crisis The recent Florida decision makes all reserves possibly inadequate.  The Florida Workers Comp Claim that was mentioned earlier this week shows how little the upper courts understand the intricacies of  certain Workers Comp claim systems.  There had been published cases by Supreme Court Justices that said they

Florida E-Mod System Changed By Court of Appeals- Shocker

Florida E-Mod System v. Court of Appeals The Florida E-Mod system took a massive hit last week when a Court of Appeals decided that the state’s limit on Temporary Total benefits were unconstitutional. I find these types of decisions repugnant as try to “socially legislate”  Workers Compensation benefits ends us creating

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