Workers Compensation Section of the Florida Bar meets in Miami

Representing Orlando, Tampa, Miami and Nearby Areas of Florida

The Executive Council of the Workers Compensation Section of the Florida Bar met on Friday, January 16th 2009 in Miami to various issues that affect the Florida workers compensation system. The Executive Council is part of the Workers Compensation Section of the Florida Bar comprised of experienced attorneys from across the state of Florida, one-half of whom represent the rights of Florida’s injured workers, and, one-half of whom represent workers compensation insurance companies. Items discussed included issues regarding the recent Florida Supreme Court case of Murray v. Mariner Healthcare, and its affect on workers compensation attorneys fees; the need for increased pay for the Judges of Compensation Claims; and various ways to improve the Florida Workers Compensation system in general. In attendance representing the rights of injured workers in Central Florida, was attorney Stewart L. Colling from the law firm of Colling, Gilbert, Wright & Carter in Orlando. The attorneys at Colling, Gilbert, Wright & Carter have represented injured workers in workers compensation matters, as well as claims involving all types of personal injuries, automobile accidents, nursing home abuse, and medical malpractice claims all over the state of Florida since 1986.