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Category Archives: Employment Law

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Workers With Multiple Jobs Seeking Compensation

By Larry Hornsby |

In this day and age, particularly in this economy, many people are working two or more jobs, just to make ends meet. However, if you are injured while performing one of the jobs, it can be a real concern as to whether your workers’ compensation payments will be able to make up for both… Read More »

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Are All My Bills Covered By Workers’ Compensation?

By Larry Hornsby |

When you have been injured on the job, you are entitled to have your bills covered by workers’ compensation coverage in most cases. However, it is easy for the average person to get confused about just exactly what will be covered, between medical bills and other possible amounts. Contacting an attorney well versed in… Read More »

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Interpreting Average Weekly Wage

By Larry Hornsby |

When an injured worker files a workers’ compensation case in Florida, there are quite a few calculations that need to be made before the amount they can receive becomes clear. One of the centerpieces of those calculations is a figure that the law refers to as an Average Weekly Wage (AWW). If your average… Read More »

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Lunch Breaks & Workers’ Compensation

By Larry Hornsby |

Workers’ compensation covers injuries that happen while someone is on the job – more specifically, injuries sustained “in the course and scope of employment.” However, there are certain gray areas, one of which is lunchtime injuries. If you have been injured while on your lunch break, you may think that you have no ability… Read More »

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Workers’ Compensation & Temporary Workers In Florida

By Larry Hornsby |

Most of the time, worker’s compensation benefits are granted to regular employees who injure themselves on the job. However, temporary workers, who come from staffing agencies, are also entitled to the same benefits if they sustain a work-related injury. If you are a seasonal or temporary worker who has been injured on the job,… Read More »

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Unemployment, Social Security, And Workers’ Compensation

By Larry Hornsby |

If a worker has reached a certain age, or if their injury is severe enough, there is a good chance that they may wind up receiving unemployment or some form of Social Security in addition to workers’ compensation payments. If this is true, however, it is important to understand that there are certain rules… Read More »

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Can I Be Fired While Out On Workers’ Compensation?

By Larry Hornsby |

A very common worry among people who wind up out on workers’ compensation is job security – whether or not they will have a job to return to once sufficiently recovered. It is one of the reasons why many do not file workers’ compensation claims in the first place, if it can be avoided;… Read More »

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My Employer Won’t Pay! What Now?

By Larry Hornsby |

If you are injured on the job, it is generally expected that your employer will pay your medical costs under their workers’ compensation insurance coverage. However, it is sometimes not that easy – for a variety of reasons, such claims can be denied, which can leave you and your family in a very precarious… Read More »

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Workers’ Compensation Questions For Small Businesses

By Larry Hornsby |

It stands to reason that most employers want to do right by their hard-working employees, and this often goes even more for small businesses, simply because everyone works so much more closely together than they do in large companies. However, the question of workers’ compensation can sometimes lead to issues, not least of all… Read More »

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Workers’ Compensation And The Construction Industry

By Larry Hornsby |

Workers’ compensation insurance is generally an expense that many employers do not even think about in this day and age; employees are rarely injured on the job in their fields. However, in industries like construction, workers’ compensation insurance and premiums are very relevant and important, and not simply because of the cost. Construction is… Read More »

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