Perenich Caulfield Avril & Noyes Wins Workers Compensation Appeal
The appellate court agreed that the client was entitled to an advancement under the Florida Workers’ Compensation law. The Florida Workers’ Compensation Act permits advances of payment of compensation under Florida Statute 440.20(12)(c) in the event the claimant has not returned to the same or equivalent employment with no substantial reduction in wages or has suffered a substantial loss of earning capacity or a physical impairment, actual or apparent. The statute further states that an advance payment of compensation not in excess of $2,000 may be ordered by any judge of compensation claims after giving due consideration to the interests of the person entitled thereto.
The St. Petersburg Workers’ Compensation Judge ruled that our client was entitled to an advance of $2,000.00. However, the workers’ compensation carrier appealed that ruling claiming that the Judge was in error because compensability was being denied in the workers’ compensation claim. The appellate court agreed with the workers compensation judge and found that the client was entitled to the $2000 advance.
The Florida workers’ compensation system is a minefield of procedures and requirements. If you or a loved one is battling the insurance company for workers’ compensation benefits, you should not try to do it alone. The attorneys at Perenich, Caulfield, Avril & Noyes may be able to get you your workers’ compensation benefits. For a free case consultation, call 727-796-8282.