Suffering Injury on the job is what leads to the common settlement of workers’ compensation. In Florida, employees could be eligible for benefits to compensate for medical expenses and lost wages. Workers’ compensation is regulated by the Department of Financial Services and the Office of the Judges of Compensation Claims.
Florida law states that employers in all industries (aside from construction) that have four or more employees (full-time or part-time) must provide workers’ compensation coverage. Requirements for benefits include
- Must have been injured while working during regular job functions
- The incident must have occurred while at work – it does not cover accidents that occurred going to and from work
- If accidents occurred while traveling for business, including the use of a company vehicle
In the construction industry, employers who have one or more employees must provide workers’ compensation coverage. Government employees and farms with five or more employees consistently, or 12 seasonal employees, must provide coverage.
Typically, workers’ compensation in Florida does not depend on who is at fault. However, insurance companies and employers often deny claims or minimize them to keep the employer from being held liable. Workers’ compensation can be tricky to navigate, as many disputes can arise since it is not always an easily-proven scenario.
If you are concerned about receiving your workers’ compensation benefits after being injured on the job, contact a Florida personal injury trial lawyer from Hevia Law. Consultations with experienced attorneys can be made online at https://hevialawfirm.com/ or by calling 786.698.5199.