Workers’ Compensation Overview in the State of Florida
Workers’ compensation provides cash and medical benefits to workers who are injured or become ill in the course of their employment and cash benefits to the survivors of workers killed on the job. Benefits are provided without regard to fault and are the exclusive remedy for workplace injuries, illnesses, and deaths.
Every state has its own workers’ compensation laws, which are contained in statutes and vary somewhat from state to state. In addition, there are special workers’ compensation laws for employees of the federal government, and still others for workers in specific types of industries such as railroad employees.
Workers’ compensation laws in the State of Florida
Almost all Florida employers are required to carry workers’ compensation insurance to cover and on-the-job injuries suffered by an employee. The injured worker can receive compensation for lost wages and medical expenses associated with the injury, regardless of fault.
Division of Workers’ Compensation
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