Advocacy Group Petitions Florida Supreme Court to Review Work Comp Constitutionality

As I reported three weeks ago in “Breaking News on ACA and Exclusive Remedy”, the issue of constitutionality of Florida’s workers’ comp system was settled by the 3rd District Court of Appeal.

However, Stephanie Goldberg reported today in Business Insurance that an advocacy group has petitioned the Florida Supreme Court to review the case that challenges the constitutionality of the state’s workers’ comp system.

The Florida Workers’ Advocates filed an appeal with the Court to review The State of Florida v. Florida Workers’ Advocates et al.

The case questions whether workers’ comp is an adequate exclusive remedy for injured workers. This issue was discussed in my previous articles, “Constitutionality of Workers’ Comp Challenged: What that could mean for Medical Travel” and “Update on Constitutionality of Work Comp in Florida“.

As far as Florida Workers’ Advocates are concerned, the issue of the constitutionality of workers’ comp has not been settled, so expect more on this in the future.

What does it mean for you?

Probably nothing, because the Supreme Court will probably uphold the District Court of Appeal ruling that the plaintiffs had no legal standing to challenge the constitutionality, and that will settle the matter.


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Have worked in the Insurance and Risk Management industry for more than thirty years in New York, Florida and Texas in the Claims and Risk Management spheres, primarily in Workers’ Compensation Claims, Auto No-Fault and Property & Casualty Claims Administration and Claims Management. Have experience in Risk and Insurance Business Analysis, Risk Management Information Systems, and Insurance Data Processing and Data Management. Received my Master’s in Health Administration (MHA) degree from Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton, Florida in December 2011. Received my Master of Arts (MA) degree in American History from New York University, and received my Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree in Liberal Arts (Political Science/History/Social Sciences) from SUNY Brockport. I have studied World History, Global Politics, and have a strong interest in the future of human civilization in all aspects; economic, political and social. I am looking for new opportunities that will utilize my previous experience and MHA degree. I am available for speaking engagements and am willing to travel. LinkedIn Profile: Resume:

4 thoughts on “Advocacy Group Petitions Florida Supreme Court to Review Work Comp Constitutionality

  1. Irene Padilla

    Exclusive remedy in worker’s comp violates due process. So why did we need to have lawyers and judges in all workers compensation anyway.,…especially when our cases will only draw a foregone conclusion for employers. Going to upper courts hardly ever recognize injured workers due process violations or so we found out in the state of CA.
    The people did not vote in workers comp in any state but yet it affects all voter’s/workers one way or another. OSHA is worthless, so injured workers will continue to enhance the profitability of the self insured employer and insurance industry. These are two reasons as to why nothing will really change.There is just simply too much money by injuring workers. Just keep churning them out with no vigorous health and safety regulations in place.


    1. Transforming Workers' Comp Post author

      Irene, this is the “grand bargain” that makes it possible for injured workers to get benefits without suing their employers. The problem is not with exclusive remedy, it is the reforms that have damaged the grand bargain.


  2. Linda Smith

    Please help me I have been on the internet for weeks needing help for a workers comp Psych. I live in Brevard county florida I found you on the Web
    Lin Smith


    1. Transforming Workers' Comp Post author


      Would you mind if I wrote about your case for my blog?

      All I would need is a brief summary of what happened to you at work, what your employer did not do, and the other people you mentioned, without using any names.

      I will only identify you by your first name.



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