Workers’ Compensation – Contribution Between Carriers

Micheal A. Edwards, representing employer/carrier #2, successfully defended a contribution claim by employer/carrier #1 claiming 60 percent of the permanent total disability benefits that employer/carrier #1 was paying to the claimant. Mr. Edwards was able to prove that the claimant was permanently and totally disabled based solely upon the back injury with employer/carrier #1, in spite of the fact that the claimant subsequently had a significant and disabling neck injury with his client, and that the decision by employer/carrier #1 to voluntarily accept permanent total disability was made without consideration of the subsequent neck injury.  Therefore, the claim for contribution against our client was denied.

Micheal Edwards

West Palm Beach, Florida
Phone:  561.686.5005 extension 1014