Heather Byrer Carbone
Areas of Practice
When Florida employers seek resolution of claims or controversies arising out of the Florida workers’ compensation law, they often turn to Heather. Board Certified by The Florida Bar in Workers’ Compensation, Heather leads Marshall Dennehey’s Florida workers’ compensation practice. She devotes the entirety of her practice to workers’ compensation defense, representing businesses, third-party administrators and self-insureds across myriad industries. Heather’s clients benefit from her insights and experience in dealing with the analysis and litigation of problems or controversies arising out of the Florida Workers' Compensation Law. She also has experience handling employment law matters.
Heather is an active writer and lecturer. She has authored multiple articles in the Florida Workers’ Comp Reporter. She has lectured on behalf of the Workers’ Compensation Section of The Florida Bar and at various continuing education seminars. Heather is also Certified Instructor of Insurance Education for the State of Florida and often presents seminars to clients.
Prior to joining Marshall Dennehey, Heather was a partner at one of the leading defense firms in the southeast.
Away from work, she enjoys hiking, biking, traveling and spending time with her family. She is a committee member with the Jacksonville Humane Society, and volunteers for Jacksonville Area Legal Aid (JALA). She completed the 2008 New York City marathon, and the National Breast Cancer Marathon, and often participates in road races that benefit various charitable organizations.
Average Weekly Wage and Indemnity Benefits (Other than PTD), Florida Bar Workers' Compensation Forum, April 15, 2021
Pre-Existing Conditions, Major Contributing Cause and Apportionment, Marshall Dennehey webinar, December 3, 2020
Ethical Requirements: Empathy and Ethics in Workers' Compensation, WCCP Annual Holiday Conference, November 18, 2020
How Medical Marijuana Is Impacting Workers’ Compensation, Marshall Dennehey Workers' Compensation Seminar, October 24, 2019
Average Weekly Wage and Indemnity Benefits, Florida Bar Workers' Compensation Forum, April 11, 2019
Roundtable: Don’t Just Roll the Dice – Hot Topics in Evaluating Personal Injury Claims, Marshall Dennehey Florida Claims Symposium – Casino Royale, Tampa, FL, September 20, 2018
Average Weekly Wage and Indemnity Benefits (Other than PTD), 2018 Florida Bar Workers' Compensation Forum, April 13, 2018
Stop Work Orders, Association of Builders and Contractors, Jacksonville, FL, August 2017
Specialty Drugs in Workers' Compensation, The CLM Business and Insurance Workers' Compensation Conference, Chicago, IL, May 2017
Average Weekly Wage and Indemnity Benefits (Other Than PTD), The Florida Bar Workers' Compensation Forum, Orlando, FL, April 2016, April 2017
Recent Changes to Florida Workers' Compensation Law, The CLM, Jacksonville, FL, November 2016
Workers' Compensation Overview, Fidelity National Financial Conference, April 2014
Workers' Compensation In Florida, guest instructor for Florida Coastal School of Law, Contruction Law Class, 2012, 2014
Social Security Disability Appeals, Jacksonville Area Legal Aid, Jacksonville, FL, November 2014
Fundamentals of Workers' Compensation, Sterling Education Seminar, Jacksonville, FL, April 2013
The Medicare Super Lien and Other Liens Simplified, National Business Institute Seminar, Jacksonville, FL, 2013
Case Law Update, IARP, Select Medical Workers' Compensation Roundtable, Florida State Collge of Jacksonville, April 2012
Credit Abuse Resistance Education, Jacksonville Area Legal Aid Seminar, July 2010
"Case Law Update for TPD/TTD," The Florida Bar Workers' Compensation Section, NEWS & 440 Report, Fall 2020
"Be Kind and Keep It Simple: Managing Litigated Workers' Compensation Claims Through Advocacy and Empathy," CLM Magazine, June 2020
"COVID-19 and Workers’ Compensation Claims: How Can a Person Prove They Contracted the Illness on the Job?," Jacksonville Daily Record, May 7, 2020
"First Responder Benefits In, Attorney Fees Out," Insurance Journal, March 6, 2018
"Average Weekly Wage and Indemnity Benefits (Other Than PTD)," The Florida Bar Workers' Compensation Forum, 2016, 2017
"The Florida Workers' Compensation Tight Rope Challenged," ABA/Tort Trial and Insurance Practice Committee Newsletter, 2008
Board Certified in Workers' Compensation Law, The Florida Bar