What Isn’t Covered Under Florida Workers’ Comp?
While workers' compensation laws are designed to encompass a broad spectrum of employment-related injuries and illnesses, there are certain situations where an injury may not be covered. These include:
- Injuries that occur while an employee was committing a serious crime or under the influence of drugs or alcohol
- Self-inflicted injuries, such as those that occur when an employee intentionally hurts themselves
- Injuries sustained while an employee was violating company policy or engaging in horseplay
- Injuries that happen while the employee wasn't on the job or participating in a work-related activity
Workers’ compensation cases can be complex and often require professional legal evaluation. As workers’ comp attorneys, workers can rely on our team to guide them through the legal complexities of determining workers’ comp eligibility and filing a claim.
Additionally, some types of employees, such as independent contractors and certain agricultural workers, may not be covered under workers' compensation laws. Consulting with a workers' compensation attorney is a crucial first step to determining whether you may be eligible for workers' comp benefits.
If you were wrongfully injured, our lawyers can help determine an effective legal recourse for your unique needs. Call (850) 215-7777 to discuss your case.
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Our work is conducted on a contingent fee basis. This means that you pay nothing unless we make a recovery on your behalf.
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Each case is assigned to a lead attorney and a supporting attorney. This ensures continuity during the legal process and enables us to provide responsive service.
Hundreds of Millions Recovered
At Perry & Young Law Firm, we take pride in championing the rights of our clients. We have secured hundreds of millions for our clients.
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After being told I didn't have a case from three other attorneys, I contacted Ryan who took my case. After being wrongfully terminated, Ryan fought hard to get the justice I deserved! Jeannetta was great and kept me updated without me having to harass them lol... I won my lawsuit and was pleased with the results. I highly recommend Ryan and his team Jeanetta! They will give you the justice you deserve!- Victoria B.
This law firm is who you need to call if you have an injury. I had the pleasure of working with Ryan and team; all who were prompt and knowledgeable both in informing me of updates or answering any questions I had. Thank you again!- Ann D.
This law office was wonderful, and they explained everything in detail, which made the process a pleasant experience. The legal team kept me informed throughout this process. Maggie was responsive and knowledgeable when I had questions. In addition, she was quick to respond and assisted in making this legal process seamless. I would highly recommend this law office to friends or family, and I would definitely utilize this law office if needed again in the future.- Trachell C.
I’m so very grateful for choosing this firm. Also I highly recommend Lance Berry! He has went above and beyond to help me. He genuinely and sincerely has compassion for others. He was very kind and understanding about my injuries and situations. Thank you so very much for everything you’ve done. I am forever grateful and will spread the word to anyone I know whom needs help after an accident!!!- Jennifer W.
Common Workplace Injuries in Florida
Workplace accidents can happen in any industry, especially in high-risk fields like construction and healthcare. While the causes and severity of workplace injuries will inevitably vary based on various factors, it’s crucial for every employee to know and exercise their rights following a workplace injury.
Common types of workplace injuries include:
- Head injuries
- Sprains and strains
- Neck and back injuries
- Burns and disfigurement
- Musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs)
- Repetitive motion injuries, such as carpal tunnel
In Florida, tens of thousands of workers are injured on the job every year. That’s why our Panama City Beach workers' comp lawyers are passionate about defending the rights of injured workers and ensuring they receive the compensation they deserve.
Are Florida Employers Required to Carry Workers’ Comp?
Under state law, workers' compensation is mandatory for most employers to carry. However, specific coverages vary based on numerous factors, including the type of employment industry, the number of employees on staff, and entity organization. Consider this overview of workers’ comp requirements for employers:
- Construction Industry: All construction-related employers with at least one employee are required to carry workers' compensation coverage regardless of company size, including corporate officers and limited liability companies (LLCs).
- Non-Construction Industries: Any non-construction employer with four or more employees must carry workers' comp, including corporate officers and limited liability companies (LLCs).
- Agricultural Industry: Employers in the agricultural industry with six or more employees and/or twelve or more seasonal workers who work more than 30 days in one season (and/or more than 45 days in the same calendar year) are required to carry workers’ comp coverage under state law.
Protecting Injured Workers in Florida Since 2008
Since 2008, our skilled workers’ comp lawyers at Perry & Young, P.A. have protected the rights of injured workers in Panama City Beach and beyond. Our diverse legal background in employment law and personal injury law makes our firm well-equipped to represent injured workers in various workers’ comp cases, from appealing a denied claim to filing for benefits to medical disputes. If you were injured on the job, it’s imperative to secure trusted representation as soon as possible to seek fair compensation. Reach out to our office to learn how we can guide your steps with wisdom and clarity.
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