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Florida Injured Employee Workers Compensation Benefits

Workers compensation employee benefit information for the State of Florida

Florida Workers Compensation Medical Benefits -

  • Florida workers compensation initiallyProvides full medical benefits but after maximum medical improvement (MMI) is achieved the injured worker pays a $10 copay for all medical services.

Who Chooses the Physician for Injured Workers in Florida -

  • Medical care must be authorized by the employer/carrier and provided by a physician from a list of those authorized to render medical care. if an injured worker objects to the medical treatment furnished by the employer, it shall be the duty of the employer/carrier to select another physician to treat the injured worker. Medical care must be authorized by the employer/carrier and provided by a physician from a list of those authorized to render medical care.

Florida Workers Compensation Disability Benefits -

  • Special Notes: Florida workers compensation benefits are offset by Social Security and Unemployment Compensation in addition to some special rules regarding offsets involving the Migrant and Seasonal agricultural Worker Protection Act. Please refer to the State of Florida Workers Compensation site for more detailed information.

  • Temporary Total Disability (TTD) Benefits:
    • Compensation is 66 2/3 percent of the injured workers average weekly wage.
    • Minimum weekly payment is $20 or actual wage if less.
    • Maximum weekly payment is $746 or 100% of the Florida State Average Weekly Wage.
    • Maximum number of payments is 104 weeks.
    • Compensation is subject to Social Security and Unemployment Insurance offsets.

  • Permanent Total Disability (PTD) Benefits:
    • Compensation is 66 2/3 percent of the injured workers average weekly wage.
    • Minimum weekly payment is $20 or actual wage if less.
    • Maximum weekly payment is $746 or 100% of the Florida State Average Weekly Wage.
    • Maximum number of payments is 104 weeks.
    • Compensation is subject to Social Security and Unemployment Insurance offsets.

  • Permanent Partial Disability (PPD) Benefits:
    • Compensation is 66 2/3 percent of the injured workers average weekly wage.
    • Minimum weekly payment is $20 or actual wage if less.
    • Maximum weekly payment is $746 or 100% of the Florida State Average Weekly Wage.
    • Non-scheduled injury maximum number of payments is 364 weeks with a total compensation amount maximum of $271,544.


Florida Workers Death/Dependency Benefits -

  • Florida workers compensation laws provide death benefits if death results from the accident within 1 year thereafter or follows continuous disability and results from the accident within 5 years thereafter.
  • Funeral expenses are paid up to $7,500.
  • Compensation is made to the surviving spouse and/or dependents based on a percentage schedule found in Florida statute 440.16.


Florida Workers Compensation Attorney Fees -

  • Attorney fees are percentages based on settlement amounts and are outlined in Florida state law. For the first $5,000, 20% is allowed. For the second $5,000, 15% is allowd. Any amount received over the first ten years 10% is allowed with 5% on any balance.

More specific workers compensation employee benefit information for this state can be found by following the link below. It will take you directly to the state web page containing employee's workers compensation rights and benefits:

http://www.fldfs.com/WC/



Important Notice Please Read: All information on this page is provided only as a reference. While we strive to mantain accurate information on this site please realize workers compensation laws are complicated and subject to change at any time. If you need help with a workers compensation problem or have a specific situation or question please contact our office. Otherwise please consult your states governing authority or an attorney in your state of residency for assistance.


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