What injuries are not covered?
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... Read More »
What kinds of employee injuries are covered?
The law covers all accidental injuries and occupational diseases arising out of and in the course and scope of employment. This includes diseases or infections resulting from such injuries. The law also covers death resulting from such injuries within specified periods of time. Even if you do not think an injury is covered, you must... Read More »
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.