The apportionment of benefits between a claimant and a carrier and contribution of benefits between multiple carriers has been a confusing area of law which has generated conflicting appellate court opinions. This article will explore the differences between Florida Statutes sec. 44012(5)(a) in sec. 440.42(3). After discussing the differences, this article will then focus on the multiple applications of sec. 440.42(3), the section dealing with the contribution of responsibility between carriers.