If you have been injured on the job in Florida, you may be entitled to receive worker’s compensation benefits that can include reimbursement for your medical expenses, compensation for your lost wages or disability, and death benefits if you have lost a loved one due to an injury on the job. Medical benefits from worker’s compensation can include hospital visits, doctor’s visits, physical therapy, and any medical tests or prescription drugs required as a result of your injury. Under worker’s compensation, prosthetic devices should also be covered. The amount of money you’ll receive for lost wages will depend on whether you are totally disabled or partially disabled, and whether your disability is permanent or temporary. When it comes to calculating damages for medical expenses and disability, it is important to understand your losses, and to properly calculate the value of all medical expenses you might have to face. Have you considered all your covered medical expenses? Do you know when you’ll be able to work again, or is your level of disability under dispute?
Orlando R. Murillo, P.A. is a Miami, Florida worker’s compensation insurance claim lawyer who may be able to assist you if you have suffered an injury on the job. Our attorney can review your medical costs, review your diagnosis, and speak to experts who can estimate how long you might miss from work. If your worker’s compensation insurance claim has been denied, or if you are not receiving the settlement you believe you may deserve, Orlando R. Murillo is a Miami, Florida worker’s compensation insurance claim lawyer who may be able to help you appeal your denied claim.
Appealing a Denied Worker’s Compensation Claim in Florida
In Florida, some individuals first turn to their employer’s worker’s compensation insurance company directly to ask why their claim was denied. Others turn to the Florida’s Employee Assistance Office to appeal the denial of their workers’ compensation claim and for assistance with filing a Petition for Benefits. At this point, it may be highly beneficial to speak with a worker’s compensation lawyer for assistance with the process.
Worker’s compensation claims can be denied for various reasons, but sometimes claims are denied because the insurance company may not have all the information, or may have inaccurate information, about the facts surrounding the claim. Other times, claims are denied because of pre-existing medical issues, prior medical history, and/or prior injuries on the job or elsewhere. Orlando R. Murillo, P.A. is a Miami, Florida worker’s compensation insurance claim lawyer who may be able to help you in the event that your worker’s compensation claim is denied.
If the denial of your claim cannot be resolved with the workers’ compensation insurance company by way of a settlement, Orlando R. Murillo, P.A. may litigate your claim up to and including final hearing. We can work with you and other parties to obtain the documentation and evidence that you need to support your claim. Orlando R. Murillo, P.A. can ask the tough questions that may be required to help you get the settlement or result that you may be entitled to receive under the law.
Orlando R. Murillo, P.A. is a Miami, Florida worker’s compensation lawyer who works closely to fight for the rights of injured workers.
Injured on the Job?
If you have been injured on the job, you may have certain important rights under the law. You may be entitled to make a claim with worker’s compensation, for example. But what happens if your employer claims that you are an exempt worker and are not entitled to receive worker’s compensation? Are you an exempt worker? Only certain types of workers are, in fact, exempt. If you are not sure, you may still have the right to file a claim with worker’s compensation on your own, or you can speak to Orlando R. Murillo, P.A., worker’s compensation attorneys in Miami, Florida. We can review your employment situation and job description to help you understand whether you are entitled to receive worker’s compensation benefits. If your employer is wrongfully claiming that you are not entitled to receive benefits, Orlando R. Murillo, P.A. may be able to assist you with filing a claim or with disputing the wrongful denial of your claim. Orlando R. Murillo, P.A. can help you access the benefits you may rightly be entitled to receive under the law.
If you’ve been hurt in Florida, you may only have a limited amount of time to report your injury to your employer, make a worker’s compensation claim, and appeal a denied claim. If you have any questions with this process, reach out to Orlando R. Murillo, P.A., a worker’s compensation lawyer in Orlando, Florida today. USAttorneys.can can also connect you with one of the attorneys at the law firm of Orlando R. Murillo, P.A. today.