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Light Duty or Scheme to Avoid Workers’ Comp Claim? Florida Appeals Court to Decide

May 9, 2023

Most people will be familiar with the posters at workplaces noting the number of days since a lost-time work injury.

Well, there’s a dirty little secret behind that, one that helps employers avoid higher experience modifications on their workers’ compensation insurance and helps insurers avoid paying comp claims, argues an appeal of a 2022 denial of benefits to an injured welder in Florida.

The employer and insurance carrier have called that argument “absurd” and “more closely resembling the plot line from an Adam Sandler ‘goofball comedy’ movie script than anything approaching reality.”

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