Every employee in Florida deserves a safe workplace free from unknown hazards, defective components, dangerous tools and machinery, exposure to toxic substances, lack of safety gear, untrained co-workers, and the potential for violence.
Applicability of Workers’ Comp Coverage in Florida
Under Florida’s statutory law, an injury arising “out of and during employment” usually entitles the employee to seek workers’ compensation benefits. You can obtain some measure of medical benefits and wage replacement to assist in your recovery.
You may also use the benefits recovered to take care of the needs of any family member that may be dependent on your lost income. Workers’ compensation should ideally cover your bills till you can resume gainful employment. Unfortunately, this is not always the case. You should consult a proven workers’ compensation attorney before filing the claim.