In continuing news:

The Florida House approved a workers’ compensation bill intended to answer the Florida Supreme Court’s objections to the system by adding flexibility on attorney fees in benefits challenges, and by boosting benefits for injured workers. The measure (HB 7085) passed on a vote of 82-37, shortly before the Senate bill cleared the Rules Committee. Speaking to Florida Politics, Danny Burgess, whose Insurance and Banking Subcommittee heard the bill, said measure would close a “statutory gap” in disability benefits and extend them from the existing 104 to 260 weeks; require carriers to grant or deny benefits quickly; and ensure appointment of a worker representative to a state panel that sets medical reimbursement rates.

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