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HB 7085 Passes House, Reaches Senate

Friday, April 21, 2017 | 996 | 0 | 89 min read

A bill to bring Florida workers' compensation law into compliance with two state Supreme Court decisions was transmitted to the Senate Thursday after passing the House 82-37 the day before. Rep. Danny Burgess House Bill 7085, by Rep. Danny Burgess, R-Zephyrhills, would increase the duration of temporary total disability benefits to 260 weeks and allow judges to award workers' compensation attorneys an hourly fee of up to $150 if the attorneys qualify for payment outside the fee schedule. To qualify for the "departure fee," the statutory fee would have to come out to...

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