Laura Wendell & Eric Stettin Secure Significant Workers Comp Win from First District Court of Appeal

Laura Wendell, as lead appellate counsel, along with Eric Stettin, secured from the First District Court of Appeal a significant workers compensation win.  Last week, the Court denied rehearing, certification and rehearing en banc on its decision which reversed a final compensation order on behalf of the City of Homestead.  The claimant had relied on the statutory presumption of compensability under the Heart-Lung Bill, by which a law enforcement officer whose medical condition is caused by heart disease is entitled to a presumption that his condition is compensable, provided that the officer successfully underwent a physical upon entry into his position as a law enforcement officer. The Court clarified unsettled law in rejecting the argument that the City had waived the statutory prerequisite and that a twenty-one month old physical examination sufficed.  Here is a link to the opinion-

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