Congratulations – Worker’s Compensation – Appellate

September 4, 2014 by on News

Congratulations to our Appellate and Worker’s Compensation groups on your latest win!

In Tetterton v. Co-Op Oil Co., Inc./Retail First Insurance Company, Case No. 1D14-0060, the First District Court of Appeal considered whether the Employer/Carrier was entitled to move the Claimant from an independent living facility to an assisted living facility over Claimant’s objection. The Employer/Carrier sought to move the Claimant because the new facility provided a more medically safe environment and would save the carrier over $70,000 a year. The JCC found that the Employer/Carrier was entitled to move the Claimant and that it was in the best interest of the Claimant.

After hearing oral argument, the First District Court of Appeal per curiam affirmed the JCC’s decision to allow the Employer/Carrier to move Claimant to an assisted living facility. The Court also denied the Claimant’s request for attorney’s fees.

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