§ 440.01 Short title
§ 440.015 Legislative intent
§ 440.02 Definitions
§ 440.021 Exemption of workers’ compensation from chapter 120.
§ 440.03 Application
§ 440.04 Waiver of exemption
§ 440.05 Election of exemption; revocation of election; notice; certification
§ 440.055 Notice requirements
§ 440.06 Failure to secure compensation; effect
§ 440.075 When corporate officer rejects chapter; effect
§ 440.077 When a corporate officer rejects chapter, effect
§ 440.09 Coverage
§ 440.091 Law enforcement officer, firefighter, emergency medical technician, or paramedic; when acting within the course of employment
§ 440.092 Special requirements for compensability; deviation from employment; subsequent intervening accidents
§ 440.093 Mental and nervous injuries
§ 440.094 Extraterritorial reciprocity
§ 440.10 Liability for compensation
§ 440.101 Legislative intent; drug-free workplaces
§ 440.102 Drug-free workplace program requirements
§ 440.1025 Employer workplace safety program in ratesetting; program requirements; rulemaking
§ 440.103 Building permits; identification of minimum premium policy
§ 440.104 Competitive bidder; civil actions
§ 440.105 Prohibited activities; reports; penalties; limitations
§ 440.1051 Fraud reports; civil immunity; criminal penalties
§ 440.106 Civil remedies; administrative penalties
§ 440.107 Department powers to enforce employer compliance with coverage requirements
§ 440.108 Investigatory records relating to workers’ compensation employer compliance; confidentiality.
§ 440.11 Exclusiveness of liability
§ 440.12 Time for commencement and limits on weekly rate of compensation
§ 440.125 Medical records and reports; identifying information in employee medical bills; confidentiality
§ 440.13 Medical services and supplies; penalty for violations; limitations
§ 440.132 Investigatory records relating to workers’ compensation managed care arrangements; confidentiality.
§ 440.134 Workers’ compensation managed care arrangement.
§ 440.14 Determination of pay
§ 440.15 Compensation for disability
§ 440.151 Occupational diseases
§ 440.16 Compensation for death
§ 440.17 Guardian for minor or incompetent
§ 440.185 Notice of injury or death; reports; penalties for violations
§ 440.1851 Personal identifying information of an injured or deceased employee; public records exemption
§ 440.19 Time bars to filing petitions for benefits
§ 440.191 Employee Assistance and Ombudsman Office
§ 440.192 Procedure for resolving benefit disputes
§ 440.1926 Alternate dispute resolution; claim arbitration
§ 440.20 Time for payment of compensation and medical bills; penalties for late payment
§ 440.205 Coercion of employees
§ 440.207 Workers’ compensation system guide.
§ 440.21 Invalid agreements
§ 440.211 Authorization of collective bargaining agreement
§ 440.22 Assignment and exemption from claims of creditors
§ 440.23 Compensation a lien against assets
§ 440.24 Enforcement of compensation orders; penalties
§ 440.25 Procedures for mediation and hearings
§ 440.271 Appeal of order of judge of compensation claims
§ 440.2715 Access to courts through state video teleconferencing network
§ 440.28 Modification of orders
§ 440.29 Procedure before the judge of compensation claims
§ 440.30 Depositions
§ 440.31 Witness fees
§ 440.32 Cost in proceedings brought without reasonable ground
§ 440.33 Powers of judges of compensation claims
§ 440.34 Attorney’s fees; costs.
§ 440.345 Reporting of attorney’s fees.
§ 440.35 Record of injury or death
§ 440.38 Security for compensation; insurance carriers and self-insurers
§ 440.381 Application for coverage; reporting payroll; payroll audit procedures; penalties
§ 440.385 Florida Self-Insurers Guaranty Association, Incorporated
§ 440.3851 Public records and public meetings exemptions
§ 440.386 Individual self-insurers’ insolvency; conservation; liquidation.
§ 440.39 Compensation for injuries when third persons are liable
§ 440.40 Compensation notice
§ 440.41 Substitution of carrier for employer
§ 440.42 Insurance policies; liability
§ 440.44 Workers’ compensation; staff organization.
§ 440.442 Code of Judicial Conduct
§ 440.45 Office of the Judges of Compensation Claims
§ 440.47 Travel expenses
§ 440.49 Limitation of liability for subsequent injury through Special Disability Trust Fund
§ 440.491 Reemployment of injured workers; rehabilitation
§ 440.50 Workers’ Compensation Administration Trust Fund.
§ 440.51 Expenses of administration
§ 440.515 Reports from self-insurers; confidentiality
§ 440.52 Registration of insurance carriers; notice of cancellation or expiration of policy; suspension or revocation of authority
§ 440.525 Examination and investigation of carriers and claims-handling entities
§ 440.53 Effect of unconstitutionality
§ 440.54 Violation of child labor law
§ 440.55 Proceedings against state
§ 440.572 Authorization for individual self-insurer to provide coverage
§ 440.585 Workers’ compensation group self-insurance fund application disclosure.
§ 440.591 Administrative procedure; rulemaking authority
§ 440.593 Electronic reporting
§ 440.60 Application of laws

Terms Used In Florida Statutes > Chapter 440

  • Accident: means only an unexpected or unusual event or result that happens suddenly. See Florida Statutes 509.049
  • adopted: means legal adoption prior to the time of the injury. See Florida Statutes 509.049
  • affiliated: includes , but is not limited to, the officers, directors, executives, shareholders active in management, employees, and agents of the affiliated corporation. See Florida Statutes 509.049
  • Agency: means the Agency for Health Care Administration. See Florida Statutes 509.049
  • Agreement: means a contract executed between a buyer or lessee and a seller that leases or sells a distributed energy generation system. See Florida Statutes 520.20
  • Buyer: means a person that enters into an agreement to buy a distributed energy generation system from a seller. See Florida Statutes 520.20
  • carrier: as used in this chapter , means an insurer as defined in this subsection. See Florida Statutes 509.049
  • Child: includes a posthumous child, a child legally adopted prior to the injury of the employee, and a stepchild or acknowledged child born out of wedlock dependent upon the deceased, but does not include married children unless wholly dependent on the employee. See Florida Statutes 509.049
  • Compensation: means the money allowance payable to an employee or to his or her dependents as provided for in this chapter. See Florida Statutes 509.049
  • Construction design professional: means an architect, professional engineer, landscape architect, or surveyor and mapper, or any corporation, professional or general, that has a certificate to practice in the construction design field from the Department of Business and Professional Regulation. See Florida Statutes 509.049
  • Construction industry: means for-profit activities involving any building, clearing, filling, excavation, or substantial improvement in the size or use of any structure or the appearance of any land. See Florida Statutes 509.049
  • Date of maximum medical improvement: means the date after which further recovery from, or lasting improvement to, an injury or disease can no longer reasonably be anticipated, based upon reasonable medical probability. See Florida Statutes 509.049
  • Department: means the Department of Financial Services; the term does not include the Financial Services Commission or any office of the commission. See Florida Statutes 509.049
  • Director: means the Director of the Division of Hotels and Restaurants of the Department of Business and Professional Regulation. See Florida Statutes 509.013
  • Disability: means incapacity because of the injury to earn in the same or any other employment the wages which the employee was receiving at the time of the injury. See Florida Statutes 509.049
  • Distributed energy generation system: means a device or system that is used to generate or store electricity; that has an electric delivery capacity, individually or in connection with other similar devices or systems, of greater than one kilowatt or one kilowatt-hour; and that is used primarily for on-site consumption. See Florida Statutes 520.20
  • Division: means the Division of Workers' Compensation of the Department of Financial Services. See Florida Statutes 509.049
  • Division: means the Division of Hotels and Restaurants of the Department of Business and Professional Regulation. See Florida Statutes 509.013
  • Domestic individual self-insurer: means an individual self-insurer:
    (a) Which is a corporation formed under the laws of this state;
    (b) Who is an individual who is a resident of this state or whose primary place of business is located in this state; or
    (c) Which is a partnership whose principals are residents of this state or whose primary place of business is located in this state. See Florida Statutes 509.049
  • Employee: includes any person who is an officer of a corporation and who performs services for remuneration for such corporation within this state, whether or not such services are continuous. See Florida Statutes 509.049
  • Employer: means the state and all political subdivisions thereof, all public and quasi-public corporations therein, every person carrying on any employment, and the legal representative of a deceased person or the receiver or trustees of any person. See Florida Statutes 509.049
  • Employment: includes :
  • Foreign individual self-insurer: means an individual self-insurer:
    (a) Which is a corporation formed under the laws of any state, district, territory, or commonwealth of the United States other than this state;
    (b) Who is an individual who is not a resident of this state and whose primary place of business is not located in this state; or
    (c) Which is a partnership whose principals are not residents of this state and whose primary place of business is not located in this state. See Florida Statutes 509.049
  • Grandchild: means a child as above defined of a child as above defined. See Florida Statutes 509.049
  • Guest: means any patron, customer, tenant, lodger, boarder, or occupant of a public lodging establishment or public food service establishment. See Florida Statutes 509.013
  • Individual self-insurer: means any employer who has secured payment of compensation pursuant to…. See Florida Statutes 509.049
  • Injury: means personal injury or death by accident arising out of and in the course of employment, and such diseases or infection as naturally or unavoidably result from such injury. See Florida Statutes 509.049
  • insolvent: means :
    (a) With respect to an individual self-insurer:
  • Insolvent member: means an individual self-insurer which is a member of the Florida Self-Insurers Guaranty Association, Incorporated, or which was a member and has withdrawn pursuant to…. See Florida Statutes 509.049
  • Insurer: means a group self-insurers' fund authorized by…. See Florida Statutes 509.049
  • Lessee: means a person that enters into an agreement to lease or rent a distributed energy generation system. See Florida Statutes 520.20
  • minor: includes any person who has not attained the age of 18 years. See Florida Statutes 88.6011
  • Misconduct: includes , but is not limited to, the following, which shall not be construed in pari materia with each other:
    (a) Conduct evincing such willful or wanton disregard of an employer's interests as is found in deliberate violation or disregard of standards of behavior which the employer has the right to expect of the employee; or
    (b) Carelessness or negligence of such a degree or recurrence as to manifest culpability, wrongful intent, or evil design, or to show an intentional and substantial disregard of an employer's interests or of the employee's duties and obligations to the employer. See Florida Statutes 509.049
  • Nontransient: means a guest in nontransient occupancy. See Florida Statutes 509.013
  • oath: includes affirmations. See Florida Statutes 88.6011
  • Office of Insurance Regulation: means the Office of Insurance Regulation of the Financial Services Commission. See Florida Statutes 509.049
  • officer of a corporation: includes a member owning at least 10 percent of a limited liability company as defined in and organized pursuant to chapter 605. See Florida Statutes 509.049
  • Operator: means the owner, licensee, proprietor, lessee, manager, assistant manager, or appointed agent of a public lodging establishment or public food service establishment. See Florida Statutes 509.013
  • Parent: includes stepparents and parents by adoption, parents-in-law, and any persons who for more than 3 years prior to the death of the deceased employee stood in the place of a parent to him or her and were dependent on the injured employee. See Florida Statutes 509.049
  • Partner: means any person who is a member of a partnership that is formed by two or more persons to carry on as coowners of a business with the understanding that there will be a proportional sharing of the profits and losses between them. See Florida Statutes 509.049
  • Permanent impairment: means any anatomic or functional abnormality or loss determined as a percentage of the body as a whole, existing after the date of maximum medical improvement, which results from the injury. See Florida Statutes 509.049
  • Person: means individual, partnership, association, or corporation, including any public service corporation. See Florida Statutes 509.049
  • person: includes individuals, children, firms, associations, joint adventures, partnerships, estates, trusts, business trusts, syndicates, fiduciaries, corporations, and all other groups or combinations. See Florida Statutes 88.6011
  • political subdivision: include counties, cities, towns, villages, special tax school districts, special road and bridge districts, bridge districts, and all other districts in this state. See Florida Statutes 88.6011
  • Public food service establishment: means any building, vehicle, place, or structure, or any room or division in a building, vehicle, place, or structure where food is prepared, served, or sold for immediate consumption on or in the vicinity of the premises; called for or taken out by customers; or prepared prior to being delivered to another location for consumption. See Florida Statutes 509.013
  • Public lodging establishment: includes a transient public lodging establishment as defined in subparagraph 1. See Florida Statutes 509.013
  • Retail installment contract: means an agreement executed in this state between a buyer and a seller in which the title to, or a lien upon, a distributed energy generation system is retained or taken by the seller from the buyer as security, in whole or in part, for the buyer's obligations to make specified payments over time. See Florida Statutes 520.20
  • Self-insurer: means :
    (a) Any employer who has secured payment of compensation pursuant to…. See Florida Statutes 509.049
  • Seller: means a person regularly engaged in, and whose business substantially consists of, selling or leasing goods, including distributed energy generation systems, to buyers or lessees. See Florida Statutes 520.20
  • sister: include stepbrothers and stepsisters, half brothers and half sisters, and brothers and sisters by adoption, but does not include married brothers or married sisters unless wholly dependent on the employee. See Florida Statutes 509.049
  • Sole proprietor: means a natural person who owns a form of business in which that person owns all the assets of the business and is solely liable for all the debts of the business. See Florida Statutes 509.049
  • Specificity: means information on the petition for benefits sufficient to put the employer or carrier on notice of the exact statutory classification and outstanding time period of benefits being requested and includes a detailed explanation of any benefits received that should be increased, decreased, changed, or otherwise modified. See Florida Statutes 509.049
  • Spouse: includes only a spouse substantially dependent for financial support upon the decedent and living with the decedent at the time of the decedent's injury and death, or substantially dependent upon the decedent for financial support and living apart at that time for justifiable cause. See Florida Statutes 509.049
  • Theme park or entertainment complex: means a complex comprised of at least 25 contiguous acres owned and controlled by the same business entity and which contains permanent exhibitions and a variety of recreational activities and has a minimum of 1 million visitors annually. See Florida Statutes 509.013
  • Third-party provider: means , for purposes of…. See Florida Statutes 509.013
  • Time of injury: means the time of the occurrence of the accident resulting in the injury. See Florida Statutes 509.049
  • Transient: means a guest in transient occupancy. See Florida Statutes 509.013
  • Transient establishment: means any public lodging establishment that is rented or leased to guests by an operator whose intention is that such guests' occupancy will be temporary. See Florida Statutes 509.013
  • Transient occupancy: means occupancy when it is the intention of the parties that the occupancy will be temporary. See Florida Statutes 509.013
  • Transient public lodging establishment: means any unit, group of units, dwelling, building, or group of buildings within a single complex of buildings which is rented to guests more than three times in a calendar year for periods of less than 30 days or 1 calendar month, whichever is less, or which is advertised or held out to the public as a place regularly rented to guests. See Florida Statutes 509.013
  • Wages: means the money rate at which the service rendered is recompensed under the contract of hiring in force at the time of the injury and includes only the wages earned and reported for federal income tax purposes on the job where the employee is injured and any other concurrent employment where he or she is also subject to workers' compensation coverage and benefits, together with the reasonable value of housing furnished to the employee by the employer which is the permanent year-round residence of the employee, and gratuities to the extent reported to the employer in writing as taxable income received in the course of employment from others than the employer and employer contributions for health insurance for the employee or the employee's dependents. See Florida Statutes 509.049
  • Weekly compensation rate: means and refers to the amount of compensation payable for a period of 7 consecutive calendar days, including any Saturdays, Sundays, holidays, and other nonworking days which fall within such period of 7 consecutive calendar days. See Florida Statutes 509.049
  • writing: includes handwriting, printing, typewriting, and all other methods and means of forming letters and characters upon paper, stone, wood, or other materials. See Florida Statutes 88.6011