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Is PTSD A Compensable Injury Under Workers’ Compensation Law?

By Larry Hornsby |

The U.S. Department of Veterans’ Affairs (VA) estimates that about 6 of every 100 people have experienced posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) at some point in their lives, with as many as 15 million people being affected per year. That said, despite its relatively commonplace occurrence, PTSD is not generally compensable under workers compensation law,… Read More »

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Pedestrian Accidents In Florida Cities

By Larry Hornsby |

Florida is a state with much of its population concentrated in its cities – data from Iowa State University estimates that 91.2 percent of Floridians lived in urban areas as far back as 2010. Because of this, cities are sometimes a dangerous place for pedestrians, particularly those on foot (as opposed to those using… Read More »

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Numbers To Remember In Florida Workers’ Compensation

By Larry Hornsby |

The process of obtaining workers’ compensation benefits after an injury on the job can be a long and difficult one, even if your injuries are significant. In addition to the evidence required to convince an insurer or an adjudicator of your need for medical coverage, there are deadlines and waiting periods set in place… Read More »

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What Is A “Third-Party” Accident Claim In Workers’ Compensation Law?

By Larry Hornsby |

When you have been injured on the job, you have the right to file for workers’ compensation benefits, assuming that your employer carries the appropriate insurance. However, there are some cases where an employee’s injury may still fall under the aegis of workers’ compensation insurance, but the injury itself was caused by a third… Read More »

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Can Misclassification Affect Florida Workers’ Compensation?

By Larry Hornsby |

When an employer hires a new employee, they must put them ‘on the books’ so the employee is able to file taxes and collect the benefits to which they are entitled. However, the misclassification of employees as independent contractors has been a serious problem for years now, and it shows no signs of stopping…. Read More »

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Grocery Store Slip & Falls In Florida

By Larry Hornsby |

Grocery stores and supermarkets are some of the most common locations where slip-and-fall accidents occur, both in Florida and elsewhere. If you slip and fall in a grocery store in Florida, you may be able to seek compensation for the injuries you suffered. However, Florida law may make it difficult to prevail in your… Read More »

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Traumatic Brain Injuries After Florida Accidents

By Larry Hornsby |

Traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) affect countless people in the United States every year, as one of the major causes of death and disability. If you or a loved one have suffered a TBI due to the negligence or reckless behavior of another person, know that in most cases, you have the right to seek… Read More »

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Florida Workers’ Compensation & Concurrent Employment

By Larry Hornsby |

For good or ill, many people in the U.S. have to work more than one job to make ends meet. This can help with bills and overall quality of life, but it sometimes can cause problems if you are injured on the job. If you are hurt while working at one job, it can… Read More »

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Truck Accidents On Florida Roads

By Larry Hornsby |

The most recent available data available from the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) estimates that there were roughly 4400 fatalities and over 107,000 injuries in accidents involving large trucks. While this may not sound like much compared to the number of casualties in car accidents, it is still notable simply because trucks are… Read More »

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Reasons For Workers’ Compensation Claim Denial

By Larry Hornsby |

Unfortunately, not every workers’ compensation claim will be approved, despite how badly an injured worker might need the care. Statistics from the Florida Department of Financial Services show that in 2020, 16 percent of claims did not receive benefits; while this may not feel like much, it is still thousands of people. If you… Read More »

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