MKRS attorneys defend claims filed against the Employer’s Liability Insurance portion of Workers’ Compensation Insurance policies. Employer’s Liability Insurance, previously referred to as “Coverage B”, insures liabilities not covered under Workers’ Compensation Law or General Liability policies.
Our attorneys are cognizant of the need to combine expert legal counseling and innovative strategies with superior service. Our commitment to this is evidenced by the numerous landmark decisions we have achieved such as the unprecedented rulings establishing the employer’s absolute right to terminate all compensation and medical benefits on a finding of fraud (Wright v. Uniforms for Industry) and the employer’s statutory right to reimbursement of overpaid benefits (Rufus Brown v. L.P. Sanitation).
The Appellate Division at MKRS is committed to appealing in state and federal courts on all levels, producing scores of landmark decisions. MKRS has achieved national recognition for the unprecedented rulings generated by its appellate attorneys.
Recognizing the impact of specific sections of Florida’s Workers’ Compensation Law on the construction industry, MKRS provides focused defense in these specialized claims. MKRS represents contractors, subcontractors and independent contractors in coverage disputes, exemption issues, and third party liabilities.
The Firm has the depth of experience needed to manage the developments of an insurance fraud case from inception through prosecution to the fullest extent of the law in both civil and criminal courts.
The MKRS Fraud Unit works with clients to determine which cases may qualify for prosecution and further develop these cases as an effective and solid case package to be submitted to the Division of Insurance Fraud, Offices of the State Attorney, or the United States Attorney’s Office. The MKRS Fraud Unit stays in constant communication with the Division of Insurance Fraud and prosecutors to provide on-going support and to keep all cases on track. Moreover, as part of our overall Fraud Unit practices, MKRS has extensive investigative capabilities. Our capabilities draw on both traditional legal skills as well as extensive criminal investigative experience. The firm’s efficient investigative practices are highly cost-effective and can reduce clients’ overall investigation costs.
Representing counties, cities in other governmental municipalities in all matters related to the "heart and lung" presumption afforded to certain classifications of employees under FL Chapter 112, MKRS Law has spent countless hours in research of this type of defense. Our team is well versed and knowledgeable on this ever growing and elaborate area in our industry.
For over 25 years, MKRS has successfully represented employers and insurance carriers for Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act claims (LHWCA) cases throughout Florida, the southern United States and Puerto Rico. Employers and carriers are consistently confronted with these prevalent cases in which both Florida’s Workers’ Compensation Law and the Longshore and Harbor Act arguably apply.