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What If My Employer Doesn’t Have Workers’ Compensation Coverage?

By Larry Hornsby |

The strong majority of employers in Florida are required to carry workers’ compensation insurance coverage, though the specific criteria for coverage do vary between industries. If an employee is injured at work, they can then file a claim for benefits with their employer’s insurance carrier. However, some employers try to do business without coverage,… Read More »

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Soft Tissue Injuries In Florida Accidents

By Larry Hornsby |

Data from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) estimate that more than 32,000 people are killed and around 2 million are injured in auto accidents every year. Those injuries, however, tend to be very visible – broken bones, head and spine injuries, cuts, and bruises. Another type of injury is referred to as a… Read More »

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Is Workers’ Compensation An “Exclusive Remedy” In Florida?

By Larry Hornsby |

If your employer is ‘covered’ under Florida workers’ compensation law, you have the right to file a claim if you are injured on the job. However, someone who files a workers’ compensation claim does give up certain rights by doing so – namely, the right to file suit against their employer in court over… Read More »

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Is My Florida Traumatic Brain Injury Compensable?

By Larry Hornsby |

Sustaining a traumatic brain injury (TBI) is one of the most serious injuries one can go through, simply because of the high odds that its consequences will be long-term. After all, the brain controls almost every function in the human body – and any damage to it may mean a significant shift in quality… Read More »

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Is Distracted Driving Really That Dangerous?

By Larry Hornsby |

For a variety of reasons, auto accident numbers tend to rise each year in winter months, even if there is no snow on the roads. One of the major culprits is distracted driving, particularly around the December holidays – people leaving relatives’ homes or friends’ parties, happy and preoccupied, and not paying sufficient attention… Read More »

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Wrongful Death On Florida Roads

By Larry Hornsby |

In 2020, Florida’s Department of Highway Safety & Motor Vehicles (FLHSMV) statistics estimate that 3,098 fatal crashes occurred on the state’s roads, with close to the same number of deaths resulting (3,332). Some of these deaths, unfortunately, happened as a result of the deceased person’s negligence, while some simply happened, with no visible reason… Read More »

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Should I File A Florida Premises Liability Claim?

By Larry Hornsby |

When someone has an accident in their own home, very often they only have themselves to blame. However, if you are injured on someone else’s property, you may be able to file a claim against them for the harm you have suffered. Property or business owners have a duty to exercise a certain level… Read More »

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Can I Get Workers’ Compensation For COVID-19 In Florida?

By Larry Hornsby |

The COVID-19 pandemic has been going on since early 2020, and while preventative measures have helped in lowering the number of cases, Florida continues to see high numbers. However, the protections for workers that were available in recent years are mostly gone as of this writing, and employees still worry about contracting the virus… Read More »

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Is My Repetitive Stress Injury Compensable?

By Larry Hornsby |

Repetitive stress injuries (RSIs) are one of the most frequently seen types of work injury, and in many cases, one of the most difficult to receive compensation for. RSI workers’ compensation claims can become quite complex under Florida law, and there are many injured employees who simply choose not to bother filing because they… Read More »

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Can Workers’ Compensation Ever Be Terminated?

By Larry Hornsby |

Workers’ compensation coverage is, essentially, a safety net for employees. If you are injured at work, in theory all you need to do is complete some paperwork and you will be able to have your injury covered by your employer’s insurer, plus you will usually be granted up to 66 ⅔ percent of your… Read More »

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