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Landmark Case Alert: One time change/5 day rule under §440.13(2)(f), Fla. Stat.

Subject:  One time change/5 day rule under §440.13(2)(f), Fla. Stat. Upshot:  Modification (but not radical change) in construction of E/C/SA’s responsibility to act. Status;  Not final till rehearing period expires, but more important:case is certified to the Florida Supreme Court as a “question of great public importance.”        City Of Bartow and Commercial Risk Management …

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Workers’ Compensation Questions for A Pandemic

In response to general inquiries from clients, the following are initial thoughts and opinions derived from relevant Florida Workers’ Compensation statutes and case law as applied to questions likely to arise during and after the unprecedented COVID-19 pandemic, including projections touching on novel circumstances.  Given Florida’s First District Court of Appeal issues opinions weekly construing …

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H. George Kagan PA, is among U.S. News & World Report’s – “BEST LAW FIRMS” 2020

This Just In! H. George Kagan is delighted — and sincerely humbled – to announce for the second consecutive year his firm, H. George Kagan P.A., is among U.S. News & World Report’s – “BEST LAW FIRMS 2020” Metro Tier 1 Rankings of Florida, Workers’ Compensation, on behalf of the employer.  A few words are in order. …

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H George Kagan receives national 2019 Defense Attorney “Comp Laude Award®” at WorkCompCentral gala, Huntington Beach, Ca., 9/24/19:

H George Kagan receives national 2019 Defense Attorney “Comp Laude Award®” at WorkCompCentral gala, Huntington Beach, Ca., 9/24/19: WorkCompCentral gives out “The Comp Laude® Awards” at its annual gala in California, an industry tradition started by its late founder, David DePaolo and designed — as current president and CEO Kristin Chavez put it — to …

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A TRUE summer blockbuster: National Workers’ Compensation Review: 2019 edition reveal (including spoiler alerts)! August 12-14th, Orlando World Center Marriott

A TRUE summer blockbuster: National Workers’ Compensation Review: 2019 edition reveal (including spoiler alerts)! August 12-14th, Orlando World Center Marriott What is the NWCR? Brief History and mission statement:One score less six years ago, our cochairs brought forth on this continent a new notion, conceived during my term as national Workers’ Compensation Committee chair of …

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Best Law Firms for Workers’ Compensation Law- Employers.

New, for 2019! Celebrating only one year in practice as of January 2019, H George Kagan PA is designated one of only nine law firms in Florida to receive U.S. News & World Report “Best Law Firms for Workers’ Compensation Law-Employers.” (Kagan’s former firm, MKRS Law, is another of the nine!)

Two Days in October: 10/10; National Industry Recognition — but on 10/11: Accomplishment on a Higher Plane, One Likely to Move Even the Most Jaded Among Us.

Recognitions and Philosophies — but the focus here is on “…the rest of the story!”Recognitions:As most friends and clients now know, I was honored in San Diego last week to have been one of six ‘defense attorney’ nominee-finalists in the country at the 2018 WorkCompCentral Comp Laude® awards Gala (among 50 nominee-finalists in all categories). …

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73rd annual Worker’s Compensation Educational Conference

73rd Annual Worker’s Compensation Educational Conference,   I am pleased to have participated in WCI’s 73rd annual Worker’s Compensation Educational Conference in Orlando, August 2018, both as a speaker in my own right, and as co-chair of the National Worker’s Compensation Review. On Monday: I participated as a speaker on behalf of the “Professional Mediation …

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