Morgan’s Tip of the Week- Annual FL WC stats


DOAH (Division of Administrative Hearings) just published their annual report, and it is a great study of where WC is today in Florida.  Below is a link to the report, but do not hit print unless you have a spare ream of paper just laying around, it is 282 pages.

The study covers DOAH’s fiscal year, so these figures are from 7/1/2022 to 6/30/2023.

Some noteworthy statistics:

  • Overall litigation is increased.  There was a 6.8% increase in petitions filed on both new and existing claims.  76,633 PFB’s were filed, that is the highest number since 2006-2007.
  • Litigation on new claims also increased, there were 3.8% more newly litigated claims.   32,045 new litigated claims were filed,  the highest number since 2008-2009.
  • However, the total amount of fees paid to claimant’s attorneys decreased by 3.6%
  • 36% of all claims settled/resolved all issues at the State mediation. 

The report breaks down many statistics by venue as well.

Just in case I do not have a chance to speak with some of you before the holidays, have a happy holidays and a great and safe new year!   As always we appreciate your business!


Morgan Indek | Managing Partner