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Category Archives: Workers Compensation

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Navigating Third-Party Auto Accident Claims

By Larry Hornsby |

One of the most common types of workers’ compensation-related claims seen in Florida is referred to as a third-party auto accident claim. This is not truly a workers’ compensation claim, because it is filed against a third party, rather than against one’s employer – but it can fundamentally affect a workers’ compensation claim. If… Read More »

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Can I Ever Sue My Employer Over A Work Injury?

By Larry Hornsby |

If you are injured on the job, Florida workers’ compensation insurance will cover you (assuming your employer is required to carry it). However, what many do not realize is that it is intended to be the ‘exclusive remedy’ for injured employees, meaning that in the overwhelming majority of situations, an employee cannot file suit… Read More »

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Who Is Covered By Florida Workers’ Compensation?

By Larry Hornsby |

When an employee is hired in Florida, a bargain is implicitly made between them and the employer. The employee waives any right to sue their employer except in rare situations, while in return, the employer agrees to provide workers’ compensation coverage to pay for employees’ medical care in the event of an injury. The… Read More »

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The Evolution Of Florida’s Workers’ Compensation System

By Larry Hornsby |

Workers’ compensation insurance provides medical care for an employee injured on the job, in exchange for that employee not filing suit against their employer in the same matter. However, navigating Florida’s workers’ compensation insurance laws has never been an easy process, and until a handful of years ago, it can be said that the… Read More »

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Are Soft Tissue Injuries Compensable?

By Larry Hornsby |

An auto accident is an event that no one ever wants to experience, and depending on how difficult the crash was, your injuries can range from cuts and bruises to a damaged spinal cord. However, some of the most common injuries that may arise from auto accidents are known as soft tissue injuries, and… Read More »

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Workers’ Compensation When An Employee Has Two Jobs

By Larry Hornsby |

In order to make ends meet, far too many people have to work more than one job, and run the risks associated with each. If a person is injured during work at one job, they are often placed in an untenable position, because it means they may not be able to work at either… Read More »

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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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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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“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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