One key in defending workers’ comp claims is to properly assess your medical evidence.  Without it, you have little chance for success. 

So, it is paramount for claims professionals to understand what an “expert” can testify to and what will be accepted by at Judge.   Because. if they are not a medical expert, the testimony is practically worthless. (more…)

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While this is a first impression case, I believe most practitioners believed this to be true.  However, whether the JCC can consider a once authorized physician’s opinion does fall into the proverbial statutory gray area of section 440.13.

The key lesson to take from this ruling is that the Court preserves the Legislature’s desire to prevent “doctor shopping.” (more…)