WORKER’S COMPENSATION/ON THE JOB INJURIES
Through our affiliated law firms and our ‘of-counsel,’ we also handle claims where a Florida, and not a Federal, EMPLOYEE has been injured on the job – in Florida, these are called worker’s compensation/workman’s compensation claims. To prove such a claim, there must be some element of Physical Injury/Physical Impact/Physical Trauma, not simply on the job stress or emotional injury. A claimant/employee has the burden of proving that they were an employee at the time of injury/loss/impact, and that they were paid ‘on the books.’ Typically, employers with 4 or more full time employees are required to maintain Worker’s Compensation coverage in Florida. Workman’s Compensation coverage/claims are primary when a Florida Worker is injured on-the-job and is often administrative. Because of the complexity of this area of law, it is recommended that an injured Florida Employee obtain experienced worker’s compensation counsel.
Find out more about Worker’s Compensation and how it can affect you at your job.