The purpose of the FWA is to protect and defend the workforce of Florida and particularly the rights of Florida‘s injured workers by providing a medium for cooperation and continuing education among lawyers representing the interests of injured and disabled workers and other persons interested in promoting injured workers and providing fair and just treatment to those workers who suffer workplace injuries and those who are dependent upon them.
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By Richard Peck, IV, Esq., Peck Law Firm, PA, FWA Sponsor An opinion issued by the United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida involves facts that are probably similar to situations that the members of Florida Workers’ Advocates (“FWA”) are presented with by their clients frequently, but the court’s rationale represents another […]
By John V. Cattie, Jr., Managing Partner at Cattie For years, the workers’ compensation (WC) industry has suffered from Medicare Set-Aside (MSA) blind spots. Current WC industry practices do not align with Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) expectations. Largely driven by the employer side of the table, those MSA protocols have missed the […]
The opioid epidemic is no stranger to Florida. In 2016, there were 2,798 reported opioid-related overdose deaths in the state, a rate of 14.4 deaths per 100,000 persons. The national average is 13.3 deaths per 100,000. While there is no single fix to the opioid epidemic, states across the country have employed various approaches and […]