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Author Archives: Jay Butchko


The Process Of Filing A Medical Malpractice Lawsuit

By Larry Hornsby |

A study from 2018 estimates that approximately 250,000 deaths due to medical error occur in the United States each year, making medical mistakes the third-most common cause of death. However, only an average of 10 percent of medical errors are reported. This happens for many different reasons, not least of all being intimidated by… Read More »


Workers’ Compensation & The Florida Construction Industry

By Larry Hornsby |

In general, Florida requires most employers to carry workers’ compensation insurance so that if their workers are injured on the job, they are entitled to collect benefits while they recuperate. That said, some industries have more specialized regulations surrounding on-the-job injuries; construction is chief among them. Employers in the construction industry are required to… Read More »


Florida Workers’ Compensation While Working From Home

By Larry Hornsby |

Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, more and more workers have been given the option to work outside of the office – namely, at home. However, the increasing number of workers doing their jobs remotely have created new questions and issues for workers’ compensation insurers. One of the most common concerns in this… Read More »


Wrongful Death In Florida

By Larry Hornsby |

Losing a loved one suddenly is one of the most traumatic experiences that most people will have during their lifetime. If that loss comes about as a result of another person’s negligent or reckless behavior, it can feel like adding insult to injury. Because of this, many people do not want to seek money… Read More »


Occupational Diseases & Workers’ Compensation

By Larry Hornsby |

Workers’ compensation benefits are payable when an employee sustains an injury on the job. Most of the time, people think of a single physical injury – however, a significant portion of workers’ compensation claims are for what are known as occupational diseases. Occupational diseases are medical conditions directly caused by one’s occupation or something… Read More »


Recovering Death Benefits In Workers’ Compensation Law

By Larry Hornsby |

Deaths on the job are not as common as workplace injuries, but this does not make them any less devastating. Losing a family member suddenly is a punch to the gut, creating not only sadness but fear for the future. This goes double if the deceased person was your family’s only breadwinner. While nothing… Read More »


Texting & Driving Is Against The Law In Florida

By Larry Hornsby |

It is no secret that texting while driving a motor vehicle is one of the most dangerous activities a person can do on the road. However, people continue to do it – a survey reported on Forbes Magazine’s website states that as many as 40 percent of licensed drivers admitted to reading a text… Read More »


Pedestrian Fatalities Up In Florida

By Larry Hornsby |

In June 2022, traffic accident and fatality statistics were released for the year 2021, showing that in Florida, pedestrian deaths rose significantly for a second year in a row. The data collected by the Governors’ Highway Safety Administration (GHSA) stated that 899 pedestrians died in road accidents in 2021, which amounts to approximately 12… Read More »


Seeking Compensation Under Florida’s No-Fault Auto Insurance Law

By Larry Hornsby |

In many states, if you are involved in an auto accident that you believe is the fault of another person, you have the right to file suit against them in district court for the injuries and damages that you suffered. Florida, by comparison, has a different system, referred to as the no-fault system of… Read More »


Workers’ Compensation Benefits Under Florida’s “Heart-Lung” Bill

By Larry Hornsby |

When it comes to the average worker, Florida’s workers’ compensation laws are fairly strict. However, when it comes to first responders and other public employees, the Florida legislature has expanded their ability to recover benefits if they have been injured on the job. A law called the Florida Heart-Lung Bill allows firefighters, law enforcement… Read More »

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