Archive by Month: March 2021

Matt Troy to Speak at the 2021 Florida Bar Workers’ Compensation Forum

Posted in Announcements on March 29, 2021

Matthew J. Troy, a partner in Conroy Simberg’s Orlando office, will present “The Employment Relationship, Employee Leasing Companies, Covered and Excluded Employment, Defenses to Claims and Fraud,” at the 2021 Florida Bar Workers’ Compensation Forum in Orlando, Florida on April 15, 2021. 

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Beware of Claims for Costs

Posted in Legal Alerts, Newsletters - 2021 on March 25, 2021

For years, carriers have routinely denied “penalties, interest, attorney’s fees and costs” when responding to Petitions for Benefits.  However, carriers must beware of denying “costs” as this simple act may result in exposure to thousands of dollars in attorney’s fees. 

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Defense Verdict Obtained in Live Jury Trial

Posted in Verdicts and Settlements on March 9, 2021

Partner, Robert Horwitz and Associate Adriana Kiszynski, obtained a defense verdict after a five-day live jury trial in Lee County, Florida. The Case involved a Hurricane Irma claim with an Assignment of Benefits from a roofing contractor. The Plaintiff, SFR Services LLC, sought approximately $122,000.00 in damages to replace the insureds’ tile roof, claiming Hurricane Irma caused damages throughout the roof including 50-60% of the roof “lifting and moving” due to the storm. The trial involved competing experts, with the plaintiff’s expert being permitted to testify despite even though he performed his first inspection the night before live trial testimony.  

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Owner/Developer Liability for Workers' Compensation Benefits, Statutory Employer and Immunity

Posted in Announcements, Legal Alerts on March 8, 2021

Through our wide range of representing employers we have the experience of dealing with all members of the construction industry.  Oftentimes a subcontractor’s employee is injured on a job and is shocked to find out that their employer did not have proper workers' compensation coverage, either by mistake or intentionally.  

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