Anna Katherine Stone has been practicing workers' compensation, personal injury and social security disability since 2003. She was a partner/shareholder with the law firm of Barbas, Nunez, Sanders, Butler & Hovsepian, P.A. from January 2010 until September 2018 when she left to open her own law practice, Injury Florida Law Firm, P.A., in October 2018. All of her files are handled exclusively by Ms. Stone and her legal assistants. She is readily accessible by phone, email and even text messages. Ms. Stone believes in walking the client thru every step of the case.
She obtained her undergraduate degree from the University of Mississippi in 1999 and then went on to obtain her Juris Doctorate degree from South Texas College of Law in 2002. She has been admitted to practice law since 2002. She is also a permitted to practice law before the United States Middle District of Florida. She is a member of the Florida Bar Association, Hillsborough County Bar Association, and the National Organization of Social Security Claimants' Representatives (NOSSCR).
Initially, she worked as an assistant state attorney in Pinellas County before moving the private sector in January 2003 when she started as an associate attorney with her current law firm.
Katherine used to have a recurring legal segment on ABC Tampa Bay Morning Blend call Know Your Rights.
- Workers' Compensation
- Personal Injury
- Social Security Disability
- Car accidents
- Dog bite accidents
- Slip and Fall accidents
- Premises liability
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- English: Spoken, Written
- National Organization of Social Security Claimant
- South Texas College of Law
- J.D. (2002)
- University of Mississippi
- B.A. (1999) | History
- Activities: Pi Beta Phi Sorority
- Program Excellence Award
- Ferguson White Inns of Court
- National Organization of Social Security Claimants' Representatives (NOSSCR)
- United States Middle District of Florida
- Florida State Bar Association # 605476
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- Do Vocational Factors Still Have a Role Under the New PTD Standard
- The Florida Bar Workers' Compensation Section
- Attorney, ABC Tampa Bay Morning Blend legal segment Know Your Rights, Tampa
- This is a recurring weekly legal segment in which I discuss everything from workers' compensation, personal injury and social security disability.
Know Your Rights legal segment on ABC Tampa Bay Morning Blend. Katherine discussing Workers' Compensation and the issue of subcontractors in the Construction business in Florida.First Responders Workers Compensation
Know Your Rights legal segment on ABC Tampa Bay Morning Blend. Katherine is discussing a recent law change in Florida that now covers PTSD claims for First Responders.3 Major Changes in the Law
Know your Rights legal segment on ABC Tampa Bay Morning Blend. Katherine discussing pending Florida legislation that could change laws.Barbas Law
Know Your Rights legal segment on ABC Tampa Bay Morning Blend. Katherine discussing boating accidents in Florida.Workers Compensation & Your Employer
Know Your Rights legal segment on ABC Tampa Bay Morning Blend. Katherine discussing who the employer could be for purposes of workers' compensation when the accident occurred on a construction site by a subcontractor's employee.Workers Compensation Legislative Update
Know Your Rights legal segment on ABC Tampa Bay Morning Blend. Katherine discussing First Responders can now get treatment and wage loss associated with PTSD without the requirement of suffering a physical injury.Barbas Law
Know Your Rights legal segment on ABC Tampa Bay Morning Blend discussing all the different areas of practice our firm handles from workers' compensation, personal injury, social security disability, labor and employment law, ERISA, probate, guardianship, estate planning, criminal defense and Securities Arbitration.Auto Insurance Coverage
Know Your Rights legal segment on ABC Tampa Bay Morning Blend. Katherine discusses auto accident coverage and things you need to know if you have an auto accident and how insurance coverage affects your case.Case Law Update
Know your Rights legal segment on ABC Tampa Bay Morning Blend. Katherine discusses case law update for workers' compensation cases. Specifically she discusses the issue of a request for one time change in doctor under the workers' compensation system. Claimant cannot request a doctor in a different specialty.
- Q. I filed for SSI disability earlier this year & my claim was denied. I didn't know what to do next?
- A: You should consult with an attorney who handles SSD claims. You only have 60 days to file an appeal of the denial. If you filed a new claim, then you should discuss with an attorney whether it was filed using the available dates of disability if you didn't appeal the prior decision. You may need to amend your alleged onset date of disability in the new claim. Best wishes.
- Q. I'm needing advise or representation in receiving social security benefits .
- A: They may be sending you to their on doctor if your doctors have not addressed permanent restrictions. They basically want a medical source statement commenting on your residual functional capacity (RFC). You must attend any and all appointments they set for you or you will be jeopardizing your claim. It can take many months for them to gather all the records and review the claim. I encourage you to retain a qualified SSD attorney if you get denied. You will only have 60 days to file an appeal from date of denial!
- Q. Workers Comp case Nurse Wants To Go in with me to my appointed Doctor's Appointment. Is she allowed?
- A: Workers' Comp can assign a Nurse Case Manager to your file. We refer to them as the NCM. The NCM can meet with your doctors with or without you present. However, as a matter of practice, I send a letter to the carrier and NCM (if one is assigned) advising them I represent the claimant and that the NCM may NOT attend any appointments with my client and their medical providers. I only allow the NCM to notify my clients of date/time/location of medical appointments. NCM are not your friends. They are hired by the WC adjuster. You should be nice to them but you can certainly forbid them from being in the exam room with you and your doctor. Do not be surprised, however, if they meet with the doctor right after your appointment. However, again they are allowed by law to meet with the doctors. Best wishes and I hope this helped.
- Q. Do DBA lump sump settlements need to be reported to Social Security? If the person has been found disabled?
- A: You would need to consult with a local workers' compensation attorney who practices in the state where you worked and were injured on the job. Also, there may be time limitations on when you can file for WC so I would encourage you to reach out to an attorney as quickly as possible. Best wishes.
- Q. Will the insurance company pay for my lost wages if I'm not injured at work but have to take time off?
- A: If the accident was due to a car crash and you have PIP insurance, then you may be able to file a claim for loss in wages against the PIP insurance company. If your PIP has been exhausted prior to the request for loss in wages, then a wage loss claim is part of the demand and/or lawsuit. If you have short term disability and/or long term disability, then you may be able to file a claim with the administrator of those plans. Best wishes.
- Q. What can I go after in a law suit if the person owns a home and nothing else?
- A: Upon receiving your settlement, you likely signed a release which means you can’t sue them for anything else. Also, you would have to go to court to a get judgment against them in order to potentially garnish their wages (not all income is garnishable). However, to go to court in a case like is probably not economically feasible as it would cost too much to get the judgment with a potential likelihood of not being able to actually collect.
- Q. Why is my insurance company paying?
- A: If you are a FL resident and own a vehicle then the first $10,000 in medical is paid by PIP which is under your personal policy. It’s no fault insurance. I encourage you to speak to your attorney.
- Q. Can workers comp demand I reimburse them for my medical expenses and lost wages?
- A: You should request either a phone conference or live conference with your attorney.
- Q. Why would my son Social Security in and why wouldn't they have sent me a letter stating that it ended
- A: More information is needed to address this question. How old is your son? Why was he receiving Social Security in the first place (was it due to a disability or the death of a parent)? There are a number of reasons SSA could have stopped your son's benefits. The type of benefits he was receiving is important to know. I encourage you to speak with a SSA attorney or go to your local SSA office and make inquiries.