Do I have to be injured at my workplace to be covered by workers' compensation in Florida?
You do not have to be injured at your workplace to be covered by workers' comp in Florida. You could be injured at a social or recreational event sponsored by your employer, and you may be entitled to workers' comp rights. Also, if you're a traveling employee depending on what you're doing at the time that you're injured you may also qualify for workers' comp benefits under Florida. In addition, if your employer asks you to do a special errand for them such as pick up the photocopies for the presentation before you get into work today and you get into an accident while you're doing that special errand you may also qualify for workers' comp benefits in the state of Florida.
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