Construction work is one of the most hazardous occupations in the US. Statistics show that construction workers constitute only 6% of the US workforce but suffer 20% of all workplace fatalities.
Workers’ Compensation Laws in Florida
Florida's Workers’ Compensation Law is codified in F.S. 440.01-60:
- Most Florida employers with over three workers are required to provide workers’ compensation insurance to their employees
- In the construction industry, an employer must carry workers’ compensation insurance even if they have only one employee
- Workers’ compensation is no-fault insurance, which means that you don’t need to prove fault or assign blame to seek compensation
Unfortunately, these benefits are not obtained easily. Workers in most industries find the need to hire a skilled workers’ compensation attorney to secure compensation owed from their employer and the insurance carrier.