The law does not provide compensation for the following conditions:
Mental or nervous injury due to stress, fright, or excitement;
Work related condition that causes an employee to have fear or dislike for another individual because of the individual’s race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, or handicap;
“Pain and suffering” has never been compensable in Florida, nor is it compensable in any other state. The employer may not sue an injured worker for causing a catastrophe nor can the injured worker sue the employer for their injury. This trade-off makes it possible for injured workers to receive immediate medical care, at no cost to the injured worker, without any consideration for who was at fault, the employer or the employee. In civil law, negligence must be established through litigation before any compensation is awarded.
For more information please review Section 440.02(1), Florida Statutes.Injuries
Where do I get a supply of injury report forms that I am required to complete when one of my employees is injured?
Your insurance carrier is required to provide you a supply of the Form DWC-1 First Report of Injury or Illness. Forms can also be downloaded from the Florida Workers’ Compensation web site Rules & Forms page.
For more information please review Rule 69L-3.003(5), Florida Administrative Code.