Written by attorney Cameron D. Simpson

Do I have to be injured at my workplace to be covered by workers' compensation in Florida?

No, you do not have to be injured at the job site or at the workplace. You can be in another state. For example, a truck driver who was hired in the state of Florida but is transferring goods to another state, Tennessee or Alabama, can obtain benefits under the Florida workers' compensation law.

Another example is a ... someone who's a salesman who sells products to different companies and transfers to different counties, not at the specific job site, can also obtain benefits from the workers' compensation statute.

Another example is a CNA who transfers from home to home to home. If that person is injured on the job, meaning at different homes, then they can obtain workers' compensation benefits. So it's not just limited to what injury the employee received at the job site.

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