FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 29, 2019
Contact:Eric W. Boyer, Esq.
305.670.1101 Ext. 1023
QPWB WINS DEFENSE OF EMPLOYER/CARRIER IN A
FALSE WORKERS’ COMPENSATION CLAIM
Florida Workers’ Compensation Defense / Coverage / F.S. 440.105(4)(b)
DAYTONA BEACH, Florida ― Quintairos, Prieto, Wood & Boyer, P.A.’s Orlando office workers’ compensation lawyer, Scot G. Nimmo, successfully defended an employer in a workers’ compensation trial where a claimant was seeking benefits for an alleged back injury resulting from an industrial accident.
Prior to the accident, the claimant had two pre-existing motor vehicle collisions which also resulted in back injuries. There were issues with the accuracy and completeness of the history the claimant provided to his doctors, and whether he advised of his prior, pre-existing back pain/injuries. Mr. Nimmo raised a misrepresentation defense under F.S. 440.09 that the claimant made false, fraudulent, misleading or incomplete statements to the healthcare providers relating to the prior back problems.
The case went to trial before a Judge of Compensation Claims who ordered all benefits denied to the claimant based on misrepresentation and violation of section 440.105(4)(b), Florida Statutes, concluding in a great victory for the employer.
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Scot G. Nimmo is a partner in the Orlando office practicing in the area of workers’ compensation defense and representing employers and carriers throughout Florida. Mr. Nimmo began his workers’ compensation practice in 1993. He is a certified arbitrator and member of the American Arbitration Association (AAA) and Workers Compensation Law Section of The Florida Bar. Mr. Nimmo received his Juris Doctor from the University of Florida, Fredric G. Levin College of Law in 1990.
Quintairos, Prieto, Wood & Boyer, P.A., is the largest minority and women owned law firm in the nation with more than 380 lawyers serving clients from 23 offices in the United States and abroad across a spectrum of industries in over 40 areas of practice. Our lawyers provide representation in litigation, business, real estate and governmental law.