Workers' Compensation Defense
Pursuant to Florida Statute Section 440.02 (17), Workers’ Compensation coverage is required for non-construction employers who have four or more employees, construction employers who have at least one employee, and employers in the agriculture industry with 6 regular employees and/or 12 seasonal workers. Workers’ Compensation issues include injuries sustained by employees while within the course and scope of their employment when the injury is established to a reasonable degree of medical certainty, based on medical evidence, and the accident is the major contributing cause of the resulting injuries. These issues are rather complex and require an attorney with a high level of skill, care, and expertise to successfully defend a claim of entitlement to Workers’ Compensation Benefits.
The Workers’ Compensation defense team at Lubell Rosen is managed and supervised by partner, Lorna E. Brown-Burton, Esquire, and has over 30 years of experience of vigorously defending Workers’ Compensation claims. Lubell Rosen represents employer/carriers/servicing agents/self-insureds and also business owners who are uninsured and/or uninsured contractors in their defense of workers’ compensation claims. The workers’ compensation defense attorneys under the supervision of partner, Lorna E. Brown-Burton, Esquire, at Lubell Rosen are committed and are determined to achieve the best results for our clients by carefully analyzing the facts of each case and aiding our clients in determining the best course of action when defending their case and limiting exposure for liability.
Workers’ Compensation matters to which there may be questions on compensability of the on the job injury as well as entitlement to Indemnity (monetary) and/or Medical Benefits along with the calculation of the Average Weekly Wage and Compensation rate and/or coverage and/or compliance may include and are not limited to:
- Injuries sustained by workers while on the job
- Injuries sustained as a result of an exacerbation and/or aggravation of a pre-existing medical conditions (based on medical evidence)
- Injuries sustained by workers while on the employer’s premises (including on an employer owned parking lot)
- Injuries sustained by workers while going to or coming from work (depending on the circumstance)
- Injuries sustained by workers while performing a task at the employer’s request
- Injuries sustained by workers while attending and/or participating in an employer sponsored event and/or activities
- Injuries sustained by workers while traveling for work
- Compliance with licensing requirements for non-construction employers with four or more employees as well as construction industry employers with one or more employee
- Stop Work Orders from the Florida Department of Financial Services for lack of Workers’ Compensation Coverage
If you have any questions regarding Workers’ Compensation Coverage, limiting your liability for Workers’ Compensation claims and/or need assistance in defending a Workers’ Compensation claim, please contact us and let the attorneys at Lubell Rosen fight for you to get you the best result possible.