Attorney Eric Christiansen has recently received significant, favorable decision on behalf of his client in a Workers’ Compensation Case.
In A.H. v. Beall’s Distribution Center/Sedgwick, the employer and its workers' compensation administrator refused to pay lost wage benefits due to an injured worker who was often unable to complete her normal work hours because of medical appointments occurring during the work week, as well as chronic pain resulting from significant injuries that required four separate shoulder surgeries. The employer and its workers' compensation administrator also refused to increase the injured workers’ average weekly wage (used for lost wage benefit calculations) to include discontinued employer contributions toward health insurance, even though the Florida Workers’ Compensation Law requires such an increase to be made when employer contributions for health insurance stop post-accident.
After months of litigation, including several depositions, Attorney Christiansen represented the injured worker in a Final Hearing held before the Judge of Compensation Claims. The Judge of Compensation Claims entered an order fully favorable to the injured worker, awarding lost wage benefits, penalties and interest, and an increase in average weekly wage. Employers and their workers' compensation administrators often refuse to pay benefits that are due under the Florida Workers' Compensation Law.
This is what the Attorneys at Lancaster & Eure do for our clients, and this is what we can do for you. Know your rights! If your workers' compensation benefits have been denied in part or in full, call Lancaster & Eure to schedule a free consultation with one of our experienced, professional attorneys. Contact us today at (941) 365 7575.