Court Told Workers’ Comp Fees Are 'Crazy'
Florida’s Supreme Court is considering the constitutionality of the way attorneys in workers-compensation cases are paid, the News Service of Florida reports. Attorneys who represented a South Florida man injured in 2009 told justices that the rules governing attorney fees are “crazy” and translate to less than $2 an hour for their work, the News Service reports.
In an issue watched closely by business, labor and trial-lawyer groups, the Florida Supreme Court on Wednesday weighed the constitutionality of limits on attorneys' fees in workers-compensation insurance cases. Justices heard arguments in a case that stemmed from injuries suffered in 2009 by a South Florida man, Marvin Castellanos, during an altercation with another worker at their employer, Next Door Company.