In the state of Florida, employers with more than 4 employees are required by law to provide workers’ compensation insurance to their employees. This means that if you are injured or if you aggravate a pre-existing condition while on the job, you are eligible to collect benefits, such as money for lost wages and medical expenses. Yet filing a workers’ compensation claim is different from filing other types of injury claims. This is because workers’ compensation laws strictly control what types of damages you are allowed to seek after an injury.
Reporting A Florida Workers’ Compensation Injury Or Illness
In Florida, in most cases, workers who are injured on the job are entitled to workers’ compensation. The workers’ compensation law cover injuries from either a single accident or an injury that develops over time from performing repetitive job activities. Generally, workers’ compensation benefits are available even if the employee was partly or totally responsible for causing the injury, as long as the injury was caused by work-related activities.
Under Florida state law, occupational diseases are treated in the same way as workplace accident injuries are treated. If your disease can be proven to be an occupational disease, it is compensable by Worker compensation.
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