Attorney Matthew Noyes Quoted by Orlando Sentinel On Workers’ Compensation Legislation
New Workers’ Compensation legislation could prevent Florida injured workers from receiving workers’ compensation benefits when they are injured on the job out of state. The Orlando Sentinel published an article on Sunday about proposed workers’ compensation legislation that is expected to be signed into law by Governor Rick Scott sometime in the next few weeks.
Attorney Matthew Noyes, who is the head of the workers’ compensation department at Perenich, Caulfield, Avril & Noyes, P.A. was quoted by the newspaper on the matter stating that “now a lineman who works for the electric company-and not a football team-may have to think twice about going to hurricane or tornado devastated areas to help with the clean up, in fear of being trapped in Florida’s workers’ compensation system if they get hurt.”
The legislation that he was referring to would essentially ensure that injured workers who are injured while temporarily working in another state can’t pursue workers’ compensation claims against their employer in those states. This legislation was sought by Florida professional sports franchises and passed by the Florida Legislature last month. As Attorney Matthew Noyes further points out in the article, “Florida worker’s compensation law is one of the most employer-beneficial systems in the country and this bill “eliminates yet another right of the Florida injured worker.”
The Attorneys at Perenich, Caulfield, Avril & Noyes, P.A. fight for the rights of injured workers in Florida’s workers’ compensation system. If you have been injured on the job and have questions about workers’ compensation, contact the attorneys at Perenich, Caulfield, Avril & Noyes, P.A. today for a free consultation.