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Workers’ Compensation Law After The Westphal Decision

By Larry Hornsby |

Florida’s workers’ compensation system has been in flux for quite some time, ever since the 2013 decision in the case of Westphal v. City of St. Petersburg. In Westphal, a panel of the First District Court of Appeals held that Florida’s workers’ compensation statute was partially unconstitutional, at least where it pertained to the… Read More »


Injuries On Break: Are They Compensable?

By Larry Hornsby |

Workers’ compensation is designed to compensate people who suffer injuries on the job. However, there are several grey areas where it can be difficult to determine whether a worker is ‘on the job’ or off on their own time, and one of the most commonly seen is the question of being on break. If… Read More »


Jackknife Truck Accidents In Florida

By Larry Hornsby |

18-wheelers are far larger than almost every other vehicle on the road, and specialized training is required to operate them correctly. However, sometimes even experienced truckers lose control, and when that occurs, jackknife truck accidents are some of the most common that may result. If you are involved in a jackknife accident, your injuries… Read More »


Workers’ Compensation & Wrongful Death

By Larry Hornsby |

Workers’ compensation is most often thought of in the context of a temporary injury. However, if you are unlucky enough to lose a loved one on the job, it is possible to collect workers’ compensation benefits for their passing in Florida. However, it is a good idea to consult a knowledgeable attorney before attempting… Read More »


Florida Spinal Cord Injuries

By Larry Hornsby |

Injuries to the spinal cord are among the most severe that a human body can sustain, with potentially lifelong complications. If you or a loved one sustain a spinal injury due to another person’s negligence, however, it can feel even worse. Contacting an experienced personal injury lawyer can help you get the compensation you… Read More »


Disability Rating and Workers’ Compensation

By Larry Hornsby |

When someone is injured at work, they are assigned a disability rating, otherwise known as an impairment rating. This rating makes an enormous difference in the type and amount of compensation that you can receive from the Florida Division of Workers’ Compensation, and whether or not you are entitled to long-term benefits. However, navigating… Read More »


Is Workers’ Compensation the Only Remedy?

By Larry Hornsby |

The Florida workers’ compensation system is built on a trade of sorts: in exchange for medical bills being paid, the employer of an injured worker enjoys almost total immunity from any kind of negligence suit related to the injury. Still, it is understandable that very often, injured employees can grow frustrated with the strictures… Read More »


Motorcycle Safety Laws In Florida

By Larry Hornsby |

Florida is a bike friendly state, both in terms of bicycles and motorcycles. However, more cycles on the road can lead to more accidents involving cycles, meaning that safety laws become even more important. Many motorcyclists, especially those who do so more casually, may forget or be unaware of safety protocols, which can increase… Read More »


Frequently Asked Questions About Wrongful Death

By Larry Hornsby |

Losing someone due to another person’s recklessness or negligence can be one of the most difficult events a person can experience. If you decide to bring a lawsuit against the person who caused your loved one’s death, it can seem overwhelming, even though in most situations it is the right thing to do. Ensuring… Read More »


Average Weekly Wage In Workers’ Compensation Cases

By Larry Hornsby |

If you have been injured on the job, filing for workers’ compensation will mean that you will have to know and understand quite a few different numbers and figures. One of the more important ones is your average weekly wage (AWW), which is used in calculating your benefit amount. However, it can be very… Read More »

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