Disabled Firefighter Wants Fla. Workers' Comp Law Nixed

Law360, Miami (June 5, 2014, 7:21 PM EDT) -- A disabled Florida firefighter on Thursday urged the state's Supreme Court to invalidate a workers' compensation law, saying that the statute's arbitrary 104-week limit on temporary disability benefits runs contrary to due process.

Richard Sicking of Touby Chait & Sicking PL, who represents disabled firefighter Bradley Westphal, said that the Florida Supreme Court should strike down a 1994 amendment to the state's workers' compensation law that cut the 260-week limit on temporary benefits to 104 weeks.

“Clearly this court has the power to look at a...
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