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Category Archives: Workers Compensation


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 »


Can I Receive Workers’ Compensation If I Contract COVID-19 At Work?

By Larry Hornsby |

The COVID-19 pandemic is ongoing, as of this writing, and its toll on working Floridians has been extremely steep. Many have lost their jobs, and for those who remain at work, the high stress and possibility of contracting a potentially deadly virus can make life difficult. If you test positive for COVID-19 and you… Read More »


Am I Even Covered By Workers’ Compensation?

By Larry Hornsby |

Most workers in Florida, if they are injured on the job, can immediately assume that they are covered by workers’ compensation insurance and start the process of receiving compensation. However, not every worker is automatically covered, given Florida’s particular laws. If you have been injured at work, it is always a good idea to… Read More »


Which Types of Injuries Are Compensable By Workers’ Compensation?

By Larry Hornsby |

Most people think of workers’ compensation injuries as those happening because of sudden trauma – for example, broken bones or head trauma from accidents. However, Florida law recognizes several types of injuries that may be eligible for compensation if you can establish that they happened while on the job. It is always a good… Read More »


Workers’ Compensation & Death Benefits

By Larry Hornsby |

Despite all of the precautions taken to keep workers safe on the job, there are roughly 15 fatalities at U.S. workplaces each day. If you are unfortunate enough to lose a loved one to a workplace accident, know that while nothing will bring them back, you may be eligible to obtain compensation in the… Read More »


Third-Party Car Accident Claims

By Larry Hornsby |

Most of the time, when you are injured at work, you can file a workers’ compensation claim with your employer’s insurance (assuming that you work for an employer required to carry it). However, workers’ compensation does not cover everything; if you are injured due to the negligence or recklessness of a third party, you… Read More »


Business Trip Injuries Can Be Compensable

By Larry Hornsby |

Not many business trips are occurring during the current COVID-19 pandemic, but they are normally an integral part of certain professions, especially in businesses that serve large areas. However, they place an employee on unique legal ground if they are injured – while in theory, they are acting for their employer, they may not… Read More »


Independent Medical Exams In Florida

By Larry Hornsby |

If you have been injured on the job and are seeking workers’ compensation coverage, you will be treated by a doctor of your employer’s choosing. If, though, there is any dispute between you (or your doctor) and the insurance company over your treatment, you may be asked to undertake an independent medical exam (IME)… Read More »


Break Injuries and Workers’ Compensation

By Larry Hornsby |

Workers’ compensation law is designed to compensate employees for injuries sustained on the job. However, confusion can happen when an injury happens during a break – in theory, a person on a break is not on the job, but at the same time, it is debatable whether a break is long enough to put… Read More »


Work Injuries Rise In Summer

By Larry Hornsby |

Most years, Florida summers are stereotypically warm and sunny, creating the perfect environment for families and children to be out enjoying themselves. However, for workers whose jobs take them outside while on the clock, summer can lead to injuries that may not happen in other, cooler seasons. If you have suffered an on-the-job injury… Read More »

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