In a Defeat For Non-English Speakers, Court Bars Entitlement to Spanish-Speaking Shrinks in Workers-


In what could be a first-of-its-kind decision in Florida, an appeals court ruled Tuesday that a man suffering from head injuries was not entitled to treatment from a Spanish-speaking psychologist as part of a workers-compensation insurance claim.

The issue stems from a 2012 accident in which roofing-company employee Jesus Trejo-Perez was seriously injured, including suffering head injuries, when he fell 30 to 40 feet while on a job in Hillsborough County, according to documents in the case.

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