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Heat Waves & Workers’ Compensation

By Larry Hornsby |

In recent weeks, most of the United States has been in the grip of a serious heat wave, in which a handful of workers have already died due to heat exhaustion and other related illnesses. For those whose jobs put them in places where these types of conditions are a possibility, such as landscapers,… Read More »

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Are Certain Employees Not Covered By Florida Workers’ Compensation?

By Larry Hornsby |

For the majority of Florida workers, the ability to collect workers’ compensation benefits after an on-the-job injury is assumed. However, there are certain situations in which certain employees are exempt from (or excluded from) being able to obtain workers’ compensation benefits, and if you are not careful to keep up with such exceptions, you… Read More »

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Neck & Back Injuries In Florida Accidents

By Larry Hornsby |

Some of the most common personal injuries in all types of accidents are those that affect the neck and back. The spinal cord controls so many of the body’s functions that any damage to it (or, often, to the vertebrae protecting it) can lead to life-changing injury. If that injury occurs because of the… Read More »

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Undocumented Workers Are “Disposable” After On-The-Job Injuries

By Larry Hornsby |

In most situations when a worker is injured on the job, they can report the injury to their employer and receive benefits under their employer’s workers compensation insurance, assuming their employer is required to carry it. However, this scenario is unlikely for the thousands of undocumented workers in the Sunshine State. A distressing number… Read More »

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Teen’s Cause Of Death Released After Fall From Amusement Park Ride

By Larry Hornsby |

In June 2022, a Missouri 14-year old was killed in an accident, when he slipped out of his seat on a “drop-tower amusement park ride” called the Orlando Free Fall. The cause of death was blunt force trauma, as the young man fell roughly half of the 430-foot distance before the ride’s cycle came… Read More »

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Establishing Liability In Florida Multi-Car Accidents

By Larry Hornsby |

Being involved in a car accident can be a scary thing for the average person, but if the accident involves multiple vehicles (more than 2), that fear and trauma can double, triple, and quadruple. If you are hurt, you have the right to seek damages for your injuries, but figuring out who might be… Read More »

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Governor Extends Statute Of Limitations On PTSD Claims For First Responders

By Larry Hornsby |

In late May 2022, Florida’s governor signed a bill that will alter the time frame in which a first responder might make a workers’ compensation claim based on posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). It passed with bipartisan support, and will take effect July 1. Essentially, a first responder must file a claim for PTSD benefits… Read More »

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Florida Workers’ Compensation Claim Denials

By Larry Hornsby |

When you have been injured on the job in Florida, knowing that you have the ability to file a workers’ compensation claim can make an enormous difference when it comes to peace of mind. However, while you have the right to apply, you are not guaranteed to receive benefits. There are several reasons for… Read More »

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Why Do I Need A Florida Personal Injury Lawyer?

By Larry Hornsby |

For many people, the idea of engaging an attorney is overwhelming, and may feel unnecessary even if a problem has cropped up that you do not feel able to face alone. However, if you have been in an accident, you may not be in the best position to ensure that your rights are protected… Read More »

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The “Going & Coming” Rule In Florida Workers’ Compensation

By Larry Hornsby |

In general, a Florida worker may only take advantage of their employer’s workers’ compensation coverage if they are injured while within the course and scope of their employment. The “going and coming” rule helps to underline this, stating that an injury sustained while ‘going or coming’ to and from work is not one sustained… Read More »

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