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Workers' Compensation

Contact: Rey Alvarez, WC Managing Attorney
T: 305.377.8900 or E:Mail RALVAREZ@LS-LAW.COM.

The firm's Workers’ Compensation Practice handles the defense of employers, carriers and self-insured corporations against claims arising from Industrial injuries or deaths. Members have litigated claims with dates of accident dating back as far as 1974.

The team has many years of experience defending Employers under the 1990, 1994, 2001 and 2003 revisions to Chapter 440 and is well versed in the intricacies of each. The firm's in depth knowledge of Chapter 440 goes hand in hand with its knowledge of the Florida Administrative Code, and specifically the 60Q rules. The firm has advised clients on compliance requirements and in issues regarding penalties assigned by the Florida Department of Financial Services arising from the failure to secure the required coverage.

The assigned team members provide clients with an aggressive defense intended to reduce a client's overall exposure and to encourage a reasonable and prompt resolution. We are well prepared to handle the most complex matters. Members of our team offer accredited seminars and have lectured at adjuster board certification courses.

We are also adept at defending employers facing employee direct claims alleging injury from substantial certainty, intentional tort and spoliation of evidence in third party claims.

Recent WC articles authored by our Attorneys:

"Adapting As AI Evolves. As artificial intelligence enters the workplace, employers and workers comp insurers must address some difficult questions." The article was originally published in Workers Compensation, Summer 2017 issue and is reprinted here with permission from the publication's Executive Editor.

"Everything You Wanted To Know About a Misrepresentation Defense In A Workers' Compensation Claim." The article was originally published in the Trial Advocate Quarterly, Spring 2017 and is reprinted here with Permission from the Florida Defense Lawyers Association.

"The Case Against a Cancer Presumption for Firefighters. Thousands of people outside of firefighting get the same cancers as firefighters, but firefighters are getting a presumption. Does statutory presumption go too far?" by Rey Alvarez, Esq.

"The Other Shoe Drops on States’ Attempts to Opt Out of the System" by Rey Alvarez, Esq.

"How Big Is the Gig? The sharing economy’s impact on workers’ compensation." by Rey Alvarez, Esq. and Seth Masson, Esq.

"How Employers/Carriers Can Prevent the “Double-Dip” by Rey Alvarez, Esq. and Daniel Feight, Esq. The article was originally published in the Trial Advocate Quarterly, Spring 2016 (volume 35, #2) and is reprinted here with Permission from the Florida Defense Lawyers Association.

Medicare White Paper by Daniel J. Santaniello, President FDLA and Reinaldo Alvarez, Member. This article was originally published in Trial Advocate Quarterly.

Read about Penalties and Fines that can be assessed for failure to comply with the Medicare Secondary Payer Act inside Legal Update (pp. 8-10). It is important to know how and when penalties can be assessed as they can add up quickly.


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