Eligibility for Workers’ Compensation

Miami & Ft. Lauderdale, Florida

Most employers in Florida are required to carry workers’ compensation coverage, but, in certain situations, you may not be eligible for workers’ compensation benefits. If you are an independent contractor for example, you may not be eligible. One of the best ways to find out if you are covered is to speak to our attorneys.

According to the Florida Department of Financial Services, employers required to carry workers’ compensation coverage include:

  • A construction industry employer with one or more employees, including the employer.
  • An employer in an industry other than construction with four or more full or part-time employees.
  • State or local government employers.

Workers’ compensation benefits cover medical costs and lost wages. If applicable, your benefits may cover temporary or permanent disability. In the case of death, death benefits may be provided.

After being injured because of your job, you deserve compensation to help you pay for your injury-related expenses. If you are unsure of your workers’ compensation coverage, our attorneys can determine your eligibility and whether there are any other avenues of recovering compensation for your injury.

If you have suffered an injury on the job, please contact the Cochran Firm South Florida to schedule a consultation with our experienced workers’ compensation lawyers in Miami