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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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Busting Myths About Traumatic Brain Injuries

By Larry Hornsby |

Brain injuries, especially of the traumatic variety, are quite common in the United States, most often among young adults, but they are suffered across every demographic. Yet despite how common they are, there are a number of persistent myths that are repeated as gospel when they are simply inaccurate. If you or a loved… Read More »

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What Is The Average Weekly Wage?

By Larry Hornsby |

When you file a workers’ compensation claim, there must be a way to assess how much compensation you are entitled to during any period of work-related disability. The most common way that this is done tends to be by calculating what is known as the average weekly wage (AWW), and then assessing how much… Read More »

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Will I Get To Keep My Job While On Workers’ Compensation?

By Larry Hornsby |

One of the major questions that many who are out on workers’ compensation ask is whether or not they will have a job to go back to once their work injury has healed. While the answer varies from jurisdiction to jurisdiction, some things are fairly universal in terms of payments that will still be… Read More »

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Common Injuries From Car Accidents

By Larry Hornsby |

No one ever wants to have to deal with the fallout from an automobile accident, but it does happen in Florida with distressing regularity. Depending on the type of accident, however, the same types of injuries generally occur in each similar crash. It can be helpful to have a general idea of the most… Read More »

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Doctor-Patient Confidentiality In Workers’ Compensation Cases

By Larry Hornsby |

Normally, when you are injured or become ill, and you visit a doctor, you can expect a certain level of confidentiality in your communications with your medical practitioner. However, this is not the case in a workers’ compensation evaluation, and many are unaware of this until the moment their insurer references their medical records…. Read More »

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What Exactly Is Personal Injury Law?

By Larry Hornsby |

It may seem self-explanatory, but in reality, there is significant confusion as to what exactly constitutes personal injury law, as opposed to another type of legal cause of action. It can matter quite a bit, because sometimes courts will actually throw out a complaint if it is not submitted under the correct cause of… Read More »

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Are You Fully Covered? Accidents Involving Uninsured Motorists

By Larry Hornsby |

No one wants to be in an automobile accident. However, accidents in Florida carry an unseen extra risk, because as many as one in four Florida drivers are either significantly underinsured, or carry no coverage at all. If you are in an accident with an underinsured or uninsured motorist, you run the risk of… Read More »

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What Is The Two-Dismissal Rule?

By Larry Hornsby |

In an effort to prevent multiple or repeat filings, Florida instituted what it calls the “two dismissal rule” for workers’ compensation petitions after a case in 2009. While this may seem confusing, it in reality a way to ensure that workers do not try to file multiple times for the same injury – but… Read More »

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