Floridians who suffered workplace injuries prior to passage of a 2003 state statute don’t have to prove their employer concealed the job hazard to sue the employer for negligence, a split Florida Supreme Court ruled.

The majority opinion overturned a 2004 Florida Court of Appeal ruling from the 3rd District. The majority found the 3rd District erred when it held that concealment by the employer is a required element to bring a circuit court suit.

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