Workers’ compensation in Florida provides two categories of benefits: indemnity and medical. Within the medical category, injured workers are governed by the limitations set forth in Florida Statute chapter 440.
When you get injured on the job, you have already given up your right to sue your employer in circuit court for simple negligence. Generally, you do not have the right to claim pain and suffering, loss of enjoyment of life, or other punitive damages. In addition, when your employer or insurance company provides you with a doctor under the workers’