The insureds only realized they had a leak when their water bill was unusually high. The insureds claimed they suffered a loss to their residence due to an under the slab pipe leak. The applicable policy provided coverage for direct loss to property, but only if that loss is a physical loss to property. Coverage was denied. The insured filed a Petition for Declaratory Relief. During the deposition of the insureds, testimony was obtained that there was no damage to […]
Author: Michele Bachoon, Esq.
No catastrophic injury; no loss of earning capacity. Senior Partner Gregg Margre and Associate Michele Bachoon, attorneys in the firm’s West Palm Beach Office, prevailed before the Judge of Compensation Claims in a Permanent Total Disability (“PTD”) claim which was previously litigated. The Claimant, a bus driver, was injured in three separate workers’ compensation accidents on September 26, 1996, August 21, 2001, and November 10, 2004. The Claimant continued to work for the Employer following her accidents and retired on […]