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Impairment Versus Disability

By Larry Hornsby |

When you are injured on the job, you have a reasonable expectation (assuming your employer is insured) that you will be eligible for workers’ compensation to cover your medical bills and missed work time. However, what many are unaware of is that there are multiple categories under which an injury can be classified. It… Read More »

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Types Of Trucking Accidents

By Larry Hornsby |

Because there is so much traffic on Florida highways, accidents happen with regularity, especially with semis and other commercial trucks. However, it is possible to experience multiple different types of collisions with semi trucks, depending on the specific situation, and the injuries and aftermath can be different in all of them. The most recent… Read More »

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What Is The Office Of The Judges Of Compensation Claims?

By Larry Hornsby |

When a person files for workers’ compensation in the state of Florida, sometimes it will be honored without question. Other times, there might be a perceived discrepancy in facts or even accusations of bad faith. When that happens, an outside arbiter is needed to determine the most appropriate outcome of a workers’ compensation claim…. Read More »

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Mental/Emotional Injuries & Workers’ Compensation

By Larry Hornsby |

The overwhelming majority of workers’ compensation injuries are fairly visible in a physical sense, such as broken bones or bleeding limbs. However, countless injuries each year are either ignored or denied workers’ compensation simply because they are not physical in nature. Mental health conditions like posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), panic disorder and shock can… Read More »

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Rights Of Spouses Under Florida’s Wrongful Death Law

By Larry Hornsby |

Contrary to some other states’ examples of the law, Florida’s wrongful death statute is somewhat circumscribed as regards who can bring suit to recover damages. It does not exclude spouses, however – to do so would rather defeat the purpose of a wrongful death cause of action. Indeed, spouses have certain specific rights when… Read More »

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The Independent Medical Exam

By Larry Hornsby |

Dealing with medical records and bills can be one of the most difficult parts of sustaining an injury at work. It can be made worse sometimes by the fact that your insurer will require you to undergo a medical exam from a doctor other than the one you would prefer. This is referred to… Read More »

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Florida Traumatic Brain Injury Lawsuits

By Larry Hornsby |

A traumatic brain injury (TBI) is defined as any kind of brain dysfunction caused by an external force, according to the Mayo Clinic. While it is very common for people to self-inflict TBIs accidentally, it is also depressingly common for TBIs to result from another person’s negligence. If you or a loved one has… Read More »

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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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