Workers’ Compensation Injury Types

What Types of Injuries are Not Covered By Florida’s Worker’s Compensation Laws?

Most injuries that occur in the normal course of your employment will be covered by worker’s compensation. However, some injuries do not qualify for coverage such as mental anguish due to stress at work or problems with a boss or co-worker. Worker’s compensation also does not cover injuries related to the use of narcotics, alcohol, or other controlled substances.

If you are in doubt whether an injury is covered by Florida’s worker’s compensation laws, you should file a claim. You must report the accident or injury to your employer within seven days or your claim will be denied even if your injury qualifies for benefits. Furthermore, you must file claims with the Division of Administrative Hearings no later than two years from the date of the injury or accident. Failure to meet all of the required deadlines will result in your claim being summarily denied as an untimely filed claim. […]