Today the Florida Supreme Court issued an opinion striking the attorney fee provision of the Florida Worker’s Compensation Statute in the case of Castellanos vs. Next Door Company, et. al.
This case asks whether the state workers’ compensation statute violated the Constitution when it restricted attorneys’ fees in a claims case.
This will serve as a major benefit to both injured workers and their medical providers who are rendering medical care or services to injured workers. Previously Workers’ Compensation Insurance Carriers were able to wrongfully deny payment for medical care and lost wages to injured workers with no fear of reprisal since the Workers’ Compensation Statute allowed insurance companies to spend limitless amounts of money on legal defenses but limited an injured workers’ ability to prosecute their case.
If you have unpaid bills for medical services rendered in relation to workers’ compensation injury, the attorneys at FL Legal Group would strongly encourage you to have the injured worker contact us today!
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