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Evidence of Visit to Authorized Treating Physician Not Enough to Toll Statute of Limitations

Monday, June 5, 2023 | 0

A Florida appellate court ruled that a worker’s visit to a carrier-authorized provider by itself, without proof that the visit was in connection with care for a compensable injury, is not enough to demonstrate tolling of the statute of limitations for her to file a new petition for benefits covering the cost of the visit. Annalie Ortiz worked for Winn-Dixie Inc. She tripped and fell at work in 2003. As a result of the accident, Ortiz had to have her right kidney removed. She received medical treatment and care related to her nephrectomy through Winn-Dixie’s claim servicing...

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