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First District Court of Appeal Issues Blockbuster Decision Holding That A Single Report of Elevated Blood Pressure At A Pre-Employment Physical Isn’t Evidence of Hypertension

First District Court of Appeal Hypertension Disability Claim

First responders can establish the compensability of their hypertension or cardiological disease under the statutory presumption in the Florida Heart and Lung Statute 112.18(a)(2015). However, to do so, the law enforcement officer must "have successfully passed the physical examination" which failed to reveal "any evidence of any such condition". A Single Report of Elevated Blood Pressure Isn't Evidence of Hypertension In the blockbuster case of City of Tavares v. Harper, entered by the First District Court of Appeals on October 24, 2017, the First DCA found that a single report of elevated blood pressure at a pre-employment physical does not constitute evidence...

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Worker’s Compensation Insurance Rates Are On The Decline!

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Did you know that Worker’s Compensation insurance renewal rates across the United States have been in decline for over 17 quarters? According to an article by Jim Thompson published in the Worker’s Compensation Institute, entitled Worldwide: Worker’s Comp Insurance Rates on the Decline, not only has there been a worldwide decline in renewal rates across all lines or property, casualty and professional insurance products, this has been going on for over 17 quarters or some 3 years!It’s been suggested that the decline in worker’s comp provider rates is a result of a “feeding frenzy” among insurers in the worker’s compensation...

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Can I Collect Workers’ Compensation and Social Security Benefits At The Same Time?

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If you’ve been injured on the job many Workers’ Compensation statutes require that you apply for Social Security Disability benefits, particularly if you are claiming you are permanently totally disabled.Workers’ Compensation laws will allow you to collect both Workers’ Compensation and Social Security benefits, there is a cap in the amount of benefits you can collect. There is a Federal law that limits the two combined benefits to no more than 80% of your average monthly wage. This can be a complicated math calculation. Who Has The Right To An Offset? Some states even allow for a “reverse offset” that means that...

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