Florida Supreme Court Workers' Comp Fee Ruling Signals Unease With Law


The Florida Supreme Court ruled for workers in an opinion that ensures they can hire lawyers when they battle their employers over injury benefits.

In a 5-2 ruling Thursday, the court decided a statute that standardizes fees for claimant lawyers in workers' compensation cases fails the due process test. The majority opinion in Castellanos v. Next Door rejects an hourly fee of $1.53.

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