Florida Work Comp Judge Tells Insurance Company: You Cannot Cut Off Benefits When Injured Workers Don't Want Surgery

A 55 year-old Miami resident was at work when she suffered injuries to her low back and wrist. The work comp doctors assigned restrictions, the insurance company paid lost wage checks and she ultimately was recommended to have wrist surgery. The worker was scared to have the surgery and advised the doctors she did not want the procedure. The insurance company terminated her checks and refused to pay her for the wages she was owed.

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Published In: Worker’s Compensation Updates

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