FL’s Hialeah Ruling Means the Nationwide War on Workers’ Compensation Benefits Continues
Earlier this year, in Stahl v. Hialeah Hospital, the Florida Supreme Court decided against issuing a ruling regarding the constitutionality of the state’s workers’ compensation system. The plaintiff’s attorney, Mark Zientz, argued that Florida’s legislature had so decimated the benefits available through its workers’ compensation program that workers were no longer better off forfeiting their right to file civil claims in exchange for guaranteed assistance. The Supreme Court eventually determined that it lacked the jurisdiction required to provide a resolution.
What This Means
We simply can’t ignore the fact that the right to workers’ compensation benefits is far from guaranteed for a large number of Americans. More than anything else, this blog post is a stark reminder that we must all remain vigilant in our pursuit of fair and just financial assistance for those struggling with a work-related injury.
The Help You Need. The Future You Deserve.
The Law Office of Michael L. Studd offers workers’ compensation assistance to clients throughout Pittsburgh. Having represented Pennsylvania workers for more than 10 years, Michael provides the kind of personalized attention the City of Champions deserves. Call our office at (412) 400-6157 for more information.