Insurance Defense
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Insurance Defense

 

Martin L. Leibowitz, Esquire has more than 32 years of experience representing and defending self-insured employers and their third-party administrators, as well as employers and their insurance carriers, against worker’s compensation claims/petitions for benefits. Throughout this time, we have provided the highest quality workers’ compensation defense legal services to employers and their insurers in the following areas:

 

  • Compensability
  • Representation of Self-Insured Employers & their Third-Party Administrators
  • Representation of Insured Employers and their Insurance Carriers
  • Violations of Florida’s “Fraud” Statute, i.e., §440.105, F.S.
  • Compensation for injuries when third persons are liable, §440.39, F.S.
  • Mental & Nervous Injuries
  • Liability for Compensation, i.e., §440.15, F.S.
  • Liability for Medical Benefits, i.e., §440.13, F.S.
  • Medical Services Disputes
  • Positive drug screen cases
  • Average Weekly Wage/Determination of Pay Disputes, i.e., §440.14, F.S.
  • Occupational Diseases, i.e., §440.151, F.S.
  • Compensation for Death, i.e., §440.16, F.S.
  • Statute of Limitations Disputes, i.e., §440.19, F.S.
  • Discovery of Information through Document Production
  • Mediations
  • Trials
  • Settlements, i.e., §440.20, F.S.

As such, our clients regularly trust the firm to litigate their most complex cases. Our clients include large and small employers, some of whom are self-insured and associated with third-party administrators, and others who are insured through Florida insurance carriers in multiple industries including:

  • Healthcare
  • Construction
  • Manufacturing
  • Banking/Financial
  • Security
  • Many Others

 

Strategy

If an employee is injured in your workplace, the employer must address the employee’s injury by filing a First Report of Injury and cooperating with its Workers’ Compensation insurance carrier or third party administrator (TPA). It is important that you cooperate with the insurance carrier/TPA investigation and your assigned attorney even if you suspect employee fraud. It is also prudent that the employer/carrier/servicing agent refrain from terminating the employee until an employment law defense attorney properly addresses the issue, because it is illegal for an employer to discharge, threaten to discharge, intimidate, or coerce any employee by reason of such employee’s valid claim for compensation, or attempt to claim compensation under the Workers’ Compensation Law, §440.205, F.S.

Whether you have a Workers’ Compensation insurance policy with a carrier or are self-insured, if the case is litigated you may be required to appear before a Judge of Compensation Claims in your District, who will hear your case should it ultimately go to a final hearing, i.e., trial, and determine the appropriate benefits due to the claimant, if any.

Services

The law firm of Martin L. Leibowitz is a full service Workers’ Compensation Defense Law Firm. We have purposely maintained a smaller boutique law firm capable of offering the responsive services you need, while still providing the knowledgeable assistance your case demands. With over 32 years of experience, we are able to address the most complex litigation of insurance defense concerns.

Philosophy

We stand committed to moving cases through the system effectively, aggressively defending our clients' best interests in court, maintaining low overhead, while establishing close working relationships with our clients.

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