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Unlawful Termination Due To Workers’ Compensation Claims

By Larry Hornsby |

Sometimes, employers do not act lawfully. It is not uncommon for such unfair acts to come as a result of filing a workers’ compensation claim, either because the employer may think your claim is baseless, or because they wish to avoid paying, or for another reason entirely. If you find yourself in such a… Read More »

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Insurance Questions & Motorcycle Accidents

By Larry Hornsby |

Motorcycle accidents are among the most difficult and dangerous things to experience on Florida roads. Almost 20 percent of all accidents on Florida’s roadways involve a motorcycle, though only around 7 percent of drivers are motorcyclists. Because of this increased frequency, one might imagine insurance coverage for motorcyclists would be higher, but in reality,… Read More »

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Property & Premises Liability: Out Of The Supermarket

By Larry Hornsby |

To the extent that the average Floridian has heard of premises liability, they have likely heard about it in the context of a person slipping and falling in a supermarket. However, there are many other situations in which premises liability law apply, and many if not most are ignorant of them, even when they… Read More »

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I’ve Been Denied: What Now?

By Larry Hornsby |

For a variety of reasons, some workers’ compensation claims do get denied. While the majority of these denials are appropriate, it can nonetheless feel like a roadblock or even a betrayal, especially if your employer played a part in contributing to the denial. While this can be a significant setback in terms of your… Read More »

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What Is A Statutory Employee?

By Larry Hornsby |

Construction workers have arguably the most dangerous job in the United States, with significant rates of injury and disability. There are countless workers in these fields to be seen in Florida, due to rising population levels and a shift in demographics toward more hands-on trades. Because of the danger and sheer volume of workers,… Read More »

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Wrongful Death From Medical Malpractice: Which Law Controls?

By Larry Hornsby |

A wrongful death action in Florida is a somewhat straightforward process, with either the executor or the deceased’s closest surviving relative filing the appropriate suit, depending on the nature of the person’s passing. However, Florida is home to a fairly powerful medical lobby, which means that in many areas of state jurisprudence, the rules… Read More »

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Unique Issues In Big Rig Accidents

By Larry Hornsby |

Big rig trucks can be incredibly hazardous to deal with, especially for drivers in small cars. Truck drivers have to deal with different hazards than automobile drivers, and sometimes these issues can result in an accident causing harm to all involved. While it can be difficult to determine who truly was at fault for… Read More »

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Showing Good Faith In Workers’ Compensation

By Larry Hornsby |

In this day and age, when so many people and businesses are concerned about fraud in all respects, being able to prove that your workers’ compensation claim is legitimate – or at least provide significant evidence in that direction – is a decided advantage. A knowledgeable attorney will be able to help you present… Read More »

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Damages In Wrongful Death Suits

By Larry Hornsby |

Filing a wrongful death suit in Florida is a complex endeavor. However, no issue is perhaps more complex and yet more important than that of damages. The entire point of bringing a wrongful death action is twofold – to seek redress from the person who caused the death of your loved one, and to… Read More »

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Workers’ Compensation Reform Stalls

By Larry Hornsby |

On May 8, 2017, the Florida legislature closed its session without passing definitive legislation to address the past year’s court decisions. Two cases, Castellanos and Westphal, made sweeping changes to the state’s workers’ compensation system that could not be reconciled with existing law at the time. Since the legislature’s session has ended with no… Read More »

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