Florida Workers' Compensation Attendant Care Final Order

Two years prior to the instant claim the parties had litigated an attendant care issue which resulted in an order directing the workers' compensation carrier to provide attendant care. Presently, the authorized treating physician recommended an increase in attendant care and the E/C defended that no attendant care was necessary. Based upon the evidence demonstrating a deterioration of claimant's condition, the JCC found non-professional attendant care in the amount of 18 hours per day was needed, but GRANTED only 12 hours of care provided by the claimant's family members pursuant to the statutory limitation on family provided attendant care benefits at the Federal minimum wage.

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Reference Info:Decision | State, 11th Circuit, Florida | United States

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