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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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Motorcyclists Are In More Danger On Florida Roads

By Larry Hornsby |

Data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) estimates that if a motorcyclist is involved in a road accident, they are roughly 29 times more likely to die than auto drivers or passengers. There are a host of reasons for this, but whichever might apply in one specific case, the fact remains that… Read More »

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Do I Have A Valid Personal Injury Claim?

By Larry Hornsby |

In general, the average person does not know what a personal injury claim is unless they have been in a position to make one. If someone is injured because of another person’s negligent or reckless behavior, however, they have the right in most cases to file a claim against that person. That said, it… Read More »

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Can Seasonal Employees Get Workers’ Compensation For Christmas?

By Larry Hornsby |

As the holiday season comes around in the United States, many stores and other businesses are hiring seasonal employees to help with an anticipated surge in customers. These are sometimes difficult positions to take, working for low pay in high-tension environments. However, if a seasonal employee is injured while on the job, they may… Read More »

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Workers’ Compensation In Florida’s Construction Industry

By Larry Hornsby |

Data from the Florida Occupational Health & Safety Program (OHSP) show that in a four year period, the construction industry had the highest number of fatalities compared to the other industries in the state. Due to the high-stakes nature and perpetual turnover of workers, construction has a reputation as one of the most hazardous… Read More »

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Florida Bicycle Accidents Can Be Deadly

By Larry Hornsby |

Florida’s beautiful weather for most of the year means that pedestrians (those on foot, bicyclists, and any other person getting around via non-motorized transport) are almost always on the roads. However, for a variety of reasons, Florida car and truck drivers are less than vigilant about sharing the road with pedestrians. If you have… Read More »

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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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