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Employer May Be Liable for Worker's Hospital Stay, Up Until Denial of Claim

By WorkCompCentral

Tuesday, August 15, 2017 | 213 | 0 | 0 min read

The 1st District Court of Appeal overturned a judge’s finding that an employer wasn’t liable for a worker’s hospital stay prior to the date that the employer denied the worker’s comp claim. Case: Mathis v. Broward County School Board, No. 1D16-3286, 08/14/2017, published. Facts: Beverly Mathis worked for the Broward County School Board as a custodian. She reported a puncture injury to her foot on March 5, 2015. Mathis is diabetic and already had an abscess on her foot. The abscess worsened after her alleged injury, and she went to the emergency room on March 9. Doct...

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