Thousands of employees in Florida each year file for workers’ compensation claims related to injuries on the job as well as job-related health conditions. Workers’ compensation also provides benefits to family members of workers that died as a result of their worksite injuries.
Statute of Limitations to File a Workers’ Compensation Claim in Florida
In Florida, you are required to start the process within 30 days of the injury or the discovery of injury by letting your employer know about the incident. If you fail to report the work-related injury or illness during this time, you may lose your right to seek benefits under workers’ compensation. The next step is to file the workers’ compensation claim with the insurance carrier, which can be done within two years from the date of injury.