If you or a loved one work in construction, then you know there are risks faced on the job each day. However, that does not mean you should not be entitled to compensation in the aftermath of a work injury. Any resulting legal claim after a construction accident injury may be affected by workers’ compensation laws in Florida.
What is workers’ compensation?
Workers’ compensation insurance provides coverage in cases where a person is hurt at work or while performing work-related duties. It covers an injured worker’s medical bills and a portion of their lost income. In Florida, workers’ compensation is a no-fault system, meaning that you do not have to prove the employer’s fault before receiving compensation. However, workers’ compensation can limit an injured worker’s ability to file a lawsuit against their employer after an injury, and it does not offer coverage for pain and suffering damages.