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Category Archives: Employment Law

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Can I Get Workers’ Comp For A Lunchtime Injury?

By Larry Hornsby |

When one is on the job, especially if that job is high-risk, it is important to always be on guard. This includes times when you are not actively working, such as breaks or lunchtime. Accidents can happen anytime, and depending on the situation, workers’ compensation may or may not cover your injuries. It is… Read More »

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Mileage And Workers’ Compensation Cases

By Larry Hornsby |

If you are injured on the job, the remedy in the significant majority of cases is to file a workers’ compensation claim. However, doing so is complex, and can easily wind up costing money in the long run unless you understand what your insurance company must pay for. In many cases, Florida law actually… Read More »

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Impairment Versus Disability

By Larry Hornsby |

When you are injured on the job, you have a reasonable expectation (assuming your employer is insured) that you will be eligible for workers’ compensation to cover your medical bills and missed work time. However, what many are unaware of is that there are multiple categories under which an injury can be classified. It… Read More »

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What Is The Office Of The Judges Of Compensation Claims?

By Larry Hornsby |

When a person files for workers’ compensation in the state of Florida, sometimes it will be honored without question. Other times, there might be a perceived discrepancy in facts or even accusations of bad faith. When that happens, an outside arbiter is needed to determine the most appropriate outcome of a workers’ compensation claim…. Read More »

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The Independent Medical Exam

By Larry Hornsby |

Dealing with medical records and bills can be one of the most difficult parts of sustaining an injury at work. It can be made worse sometimes by the fact that your insurer will require you to undergo a medical exam from a doctor other than the one you would prefer. This is referred to… Read More »

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Unlawful Termination Due To Workers’ Compensation Claims

By Larry Hornsby |

Sometimes, employers do not act lawfully. It is not uncommon for such unfair acts to come as a result of filing a workers’ compensation claim, either because the employer may think your claim is baseless, or because they wish to avoid paying, or for another reason entirely. If you find yourself in such a… Read More »

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What Is The Average Weekly Wage?

By Larry Hornsby |

When you file a workers’ compensation claim, there must be a way to assess how much compensation you are entitled to during any period of work-related disability. The most common way that this is done tends to be by calculating what is known as the average weekly wage (AWW), and then assessing how much… Read More »

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Concurrent Employment & Workers’ Compensation

By Larry Hornsby |

In this day and age, with inflation rising and workers’ pay not covering what it used to, many people work two jobs to make ends meet. This can complicate the issue of workers’ compensation if you are injured at one job, but can work at neither. Enlisting the help of a knowledgeable attorney can… Read More »

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Are Lunch Time Accidents Covered?

By Larry Hornsby |

Most employees nowadays are familiar with the basic tenets of workers’ compensation – if you are injured on the job or within the scope of employment, your employer’s insurance will pay for at least a significant portion of the medical bills related to that injury. However, the proverbial jury is still out on the… Read More »

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Can I Receive Workers’ Compensation With A Pre-Existing Condition?

By Larry Hornsby |

When you are injured on the job, it is your right in most situations to file for workers’ compensation, assuming your employer falls into the category that is required to provide it. However, many are unaware that your employer or their insurance company can deny or restrict coverage if you have a pre-existing condition… Read More »

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