Workers' Compensation: Florida
Federal law and guidance on this subject should be reviewed together with this section.
Author: Daniel O'Brien, Fisher Phillips.
- Virtually all Florida employers are required to post the Florida Workers' Comp Works For You Poster in the workplace. See Notice Requirements.
- Virtually all employers in Florida are required to carry workers' compensation insurance. See Covered Employers.
- Almost all employees are covered by workers' compensation in Florida, with some unique exceptions. See Covered Employees.
- Covered employers cannot be sued by injured employees unless the employer intentionally acts to harm the employee. See Compensable Injuries.
- Covered employers must pay partial-replacement of wages for injuries or occupational diseases that happened on the job. See Compensable Injuries.
- Employers may not be liable for injuries that occur under certain conditions. See Employer Defenses to Workers' Compensation Claims.
- Employers must provide medical treatment for on-the-job injuries until the employee recovers. See Medical Benefits.
- Injured workers are paid benefits to replace lost wages according to the severity of injury incurred. See Other Benefits.
- Employees must report an on-the-job injury within 30 days, otherwise they may be ineligible for benefits. See Claims Procedure.
- An employee cannot be fired or harassed for having filed a workers' compensation claim. See Retaliation and Interference.
- Either party may dispute a claim. See Administrative Hearing and Court Proceedings.