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JCC's Refusal to Authorize Attorney Fee Violated Worker's Due Process Rights

By WorkCompCentral

Wednesday, June 7, 2017 | 767 | 0 | 0 min read

The 1st District Court of Appeal ruled that a judge of compensation claims violated an injured worker’s due process rights by refusing to approve of the agreement reached with the employer for the payment of attorney fees. Case: Delgado v. City Concrete Systems, No. 1D16-4759, 06/06/2017, published. Facts and procedural history: Jose Delgado filed a workers’ compensation claim in 2014 for his industrial hearing loss. His employer initially contested the claim, but it later relented and accepted liability. The employer also agreed to pay Delgado $20,000 to cover his atto...

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