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Business lobby upset over worker’s comp decision

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The state’s business lobbying groups called for legislative action Thursday after a Florida Supreme Court decision earlier that day on the worker’s compensation law. The court’s 5-2 ruling for injured St. Petersburg firefighter Bradley Westphal strikes down a provision in the law limiting the time that injured workers can get temporary disability benefits. (Story here.) Three justices, however, suggested that the Legislature needs to overhaul the worker’s comp law. Thursday’s decision comes six weeks after the court invalidated the law’s legal fee schedule as unconstitutional, saying it was…

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