Worker’s Compensation

A man fell from a three-story building while the building was under construction, rendering him a quadriplegic. Mark H. Perenich filed suit against the property owners, who had undertaken the construction project without the retention of a general contractor. The defendant claimed immunity from liability under the Florida Workers’ Compensation statutory scheme. After an appeal to the Florida Second District Court and two mediations, the case was settled from a significant sum under a confidential agreement. As a result of the appeal, the Florida Legislature modified Workers’ Compensation.