Workers’ Compensation Course and Scope

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What Does Course And Scope Mean In a Florida Workers’ Compensation Claim?

What is a Workplace Injury?

A workplace injury is any injury that occurs while an employee is performing duties in the course and scope of his or her job. Injuries can happen in a variety of ways including falls, burns, machinery, and toxic fumes. Even injuries that are the result of repetitive motion such as carpal tunnel syndrome can be covered by workers’ compensation. With very few exceptions, employers in Florida are required to carry workers’ compensation insurance.

What Benefits Do I Receive If I Am Injured At Work?

Florida’s workers’ compensation laws are designed to ensure that injured employees receive the medical care they need in order to recover from a workplace injury. Injured workers may also be entitled to other benefits including financial assistance while they are out of work due to a workplace injury and compensation for permanent disabilities caused by a workplace injury. In the event an employee dies from a workplace injury, the employee’s survivors may be entitled to death benefits. […]