I Have Been A Broward County Plumber For Over 10 Years And My Wife Tells Me I Am Starting To Go Deaf. Are Employers Required To Cover Any Workers’ Compensation For Occupational Hearing Loss Or Am I Supposed To Accept This As “Part Of The Job”?
Almost half of all plumbers report some form of occupational hearing loss caused by the nature of their job. Employees who work in construction, farming, military, and machinery are also prime targets for hearing loss.
To answer your question, yes, Florida employers are required to provide workers’ compensation insurance to their employees. According to Florida’s Division of Workers’ Compensation, plumbers are considered part of the construction agency. The law states that if employers of the construction industry has (1) or more employees (including themselves), then they are required to carry workers’ compensation coverage.
If you or a loved one has suffered occupational hearing loss, it is vital to contact a skilled Florida workers’ compensation attorney who understands the intricacy of dealing with large insurance companies that have a knack for protecting their own interests, not the employee’s. Contact the Law Office of David Benenfeld for a FREE consultation to help you with your claim. Call: [number type=”2″] or [number type=”1″].