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Workers’ Compensation and Placement Agencies

By Larry Hornsby |

Florida’s rules for workers’ compensation are fairly straightforward for most employees – if a worker is employed by a covered company, any injury they suffer on the job will be covered by workers’ compensation coverage. However, when one’s employment is temporary, such as through a placement agency, getting workers’ compensation coverage may be more… Read More »

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Sudden Spinal Injuries Can Be Life-Changing

By Larry Hornsby |

Back and spine injuries are some of the most serious that a person can experience, simply because so much of our bodies is controlled by the spinal cord. An injury to the area may leave someone with neurological issues, an inability to walk, or any other potentially debilitating condition – and if you have… Read More »

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Are Lunchtime Accidents Compensable?

By Larry Hornsby |

When someone is injured at work, they are entitled to receive workers’ compensation benefits as long as their employer carries coverage. However, there are certain ‘gray’ areas during which it may be more difficult to determine whether your injury is covered or not. Being injured while you are on lunch, or on a break,… Read More »

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Rear-End Collisions On Florida Roads

By Larry Hornsby |

Many different types of accidents occur on Florida’s roads, but rear-end collisions are some of the most serious because the injured person often has no warning whatsoever that an accident is about to occur. If you have been involved in a rear-end collision, you may seek compensation for your injuries, either from your insurer… Read More »

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“Major Contributing Cause” In Workplace Accidents

By Larry Hornsby |

The majority of Florida employers are required to carry workers’ compensation insurance in the event that any of their employees are injured on the job. A specific cause of injury must be put forward when applying for benefits, and it must be shown that the workplace injury was the ‘major contributing cause’ of the… Read More »

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What Does It Mean To Opt Out Of Workers’ Compensation Coverage?

By Larry Hornsby |

The majority of Florida employers are required to carry workers’ compensation insurance, with only very small businesses being able to avoid the cost. However, certain individuals within a business or corporation may be able to file for exemptions for themselves, which means that they will not have access to workers’ compensation benefits if they… Read More »

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Orlando Pedestrian Accidents Can Cause Serious Injury

By Larry Hornsby |

Each year, Smart Growth America (a think tank focusing on urban planning) puts out a report called Dangerous by Design, grading the infrastructure of various metropolitan areas and how friendly it is to pedestrians. For several years running, the list of the top 10 most dangerous metro areas for those who walk or bicycle… Read More »

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Orlando Wrongful Death Cases

By Larry Hornsby |

Sudden accidents and fatalities are sadly a fact of life, and losing the person is always a terrible cross to bear. However, sometimes you may lose a loved one due to the negligence or recklessness of another person – this is referred to as wrongful death, and if you can establish the link between… Read More »

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What Happens When My Workers’ Compensation Claim Is Denied?

By Larry Hornsby |

Most employers in Florida carry workers’ compensation coverage, so that if any of their employees are injured on the job, the employee can immediately seek medical coverage without having to worry about paying for it. However, sometimes the employer’s workers’ compensation carrier refuses to cover the injury – if this happens to you, it… Read More »

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Trucking Accidents & Vicarious Liability In Florida

By Larry Hornsby |

Semi-trucks make up a significant minority of the traffic on Florida highways, which means that many Florida car drivers are used to them – but many does not mean all, and sometimes accidents happen. Accidents that involve large trucks are somewhat unique, however, because depending on the specific situation, the truck driver is not… Read More »

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