What if you don’t have an accident at work, but believe that you have injuries related to your work activity?
Florida Workers’ Compensation Law has acknowledged that repetitive trauma, exposure to substance and occupational exposures, are compensable. Repetitive trauma is an activity that leads to an injury. This is a compensable event which will entitle you to workers’ compensation benefits. For example, someone who does data entry on a computer can, over time, develop physical injury in their hands. This physical injury, while it did not happen as a result of what most would consider an accident, it is a compensable event. It is imperative that once you know the injury is related to your work activity or an exposure at work, that you report it within thirty (30) days to your employer.