Florida workers’ compensation attorneys fees News

Florida Workers’ Comp Rates to Decrease by Double-Digits in 2019

Florida workers’ compensation rates are going down again next year, the third decrease in the two years since significant Florida Supreme Court decisions created concern and uncertainty over future of the state’s workers’ comp system. According to an order from …

NCCI Proposes 13% Rate Decrease for Florida Workers Comp, Notes Future Challenges

Florida businesses could see another significant rate decrease in workers’ compensation rates next year if Florida regulators approve the latest filing from the National Council on Compensation Insurance (NCCI). But the recent trend of lower rates may not last for …

U.S. Supreme Court Declines to Review Challenge to Florida Workers’ Comp System

The United States Supreme Court has refused to review a Florida case challenging the state’s entire workers’ compensation system, which could be seen as the state’s only reprieve on workers’ comp this year. The Court’s Oct. 31 decision without comment …

It’s Official: Florida Workers’ Comp Rates Going Up Nearly 15%

The Florida Office of Insurance Regulation (OIR) has issued a final order granting approval to the National Council on Compensation Insurance (NCCI) for an overall combined statewide average rate increase of 14.5 percent. This rate increase applies to both new …

Florida Approves 14.5% Workers’ Comp Rate Hike in Response to Court Rulings

The Florida Office of Insurance Regulation (OIR) has given contingent approval for an overall statewide workers’ compensation rate increase of 14.5 percent to take effect Dec. 1, 2016. The rate increase is in response to two recent Supreme Court rulings …

Florida Awaiting Final Workers’ Comp Rate Decision

The rate impact of recent Florida Supreme Court rulings on the state’s workers’ compensation system is currently in the hands of regulators, as the Office of Insurance Regulation (OIR) decides on the National Council on Compensation Insurance’s (NCCI) filing seeking …

Florida Supreme Court Weighs Workers’ Comp Attorney Fee Schedule

The Florida Supreme Court is considering whether to declare the state’s workers’ compensation attorney fee schedule unconstitutional. The court recently heard oral arguments in a case (Castellanos v. Next Door Company, SC13-2082) addressing the attorney fee schedule passed in 2003 …