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Court Issues 2nd Decision Limiting Ability to Get Advance on Benefits

By Sherri Okamoto (Legal Reporter)

Wednesday, November 14, 2012 | 0

Florida's 1st District Court of Appeal on Tuesday handed down the second of two decisions in as many weeks limiting the ability of injured workers to obtain the statutory maximum advance on their claims.The court ruled that a flight attendant with a permanent partial disablement of her shoulder was not entitled to $2,000 to "cushion" her savings in anticipation of a "rainy day." In a decision by Judge Scott Makar, the court said Deborah Kuhn's desire to have a little extra money in the bank was insufficient to justify an advance under Florida Statutes Section 440.20.The case was E...

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