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  • Can You Sue an Employer After a Workplace Injury in Florida?

    Apr 22, 2024

    Suffering an injury at work can dramatically alter your life, casting uncertainty over your future, especially regarding employment and financial security. In Florida, while workplace injury laws offer protection, they also present complexities. At Orlando R. Murillo, P.A., a common inquiry from injured workers is about the possibility of suing their employer following an on-the-job accident. This post aims to clarify Florida's workers' compensation system and the conditions under which legal action against an employer...
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  • Can Your Job Make You Use PTO For A Workers' Comp Claim in Florida?

    Apr 8, 2024

    When you're dealing with a Understanding Workers' Compensation in Florida Florida's workers' compensation system is a "no-fault" insurance program that offers medical benefits and wage replacement to employees who suffer injuries or illnesses as a direct result of their job. This system ensures that affected employees receive necessary support without the need for litigation, while also protecting employers from potential lawsuits. It establishes a predefined path to recovery, emphasizing the safety and well-being of...
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  • Understanding Workers' Compensation in Florida: The Basics Every Employee Should Know

    Mar 18, 2024

    In Florida, What is Workers' Compensation in Florida? Workers' compensation in Florida is a state-mandated insurance program that provides benefits to employees who incur job-related injuries or illnesses. It offers medical care, wage replacement, and rehabilitation services without the need for legal action against employers. Eligibility for Workers' Compensation in Florida To qualify for benefits, you must meet the following criteria: You must be an employee of a company that carries workers' compensation insurance...
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  • How to Navigate the Claims Process for Workers' Compensation Successfully in Florida

    Mar 4, 2024

    Successfully navigating the Step-by-Step Claims Process Report the Injury Seek Medical Attention Employer Notification Claim Filing Insurance Company Response Managing Claim Issues Orlando R. Murillo, P.A.: Your Advocate in Workers' Compensation Claims Facing challenges with your workers' compensation claim in Florida can be daunting. Orlando R. Murillo, P.A., specializes in workers' compensation law, providing expert legal advice and robust advocacy to ensure you receive the benefits you deserve. Our team is dedicated to guiding...
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  • The Most Common Workplace Injuries and How to Avoid Them in Florida

    Feb 19, 2024

    Understanding the most common workplace injuries and how to prevent them is crucial for maintaining a safe working environment. This blog discusses the frequent types of injuries in Florida workplaces and offers practical tips for prevention. Common Workplace Injuries Slips, Trips, and Falls Back and Spine Injuries Repetitive Strain Injuries (RSIs) Cuts and Lacerations Burns Prevention Strategies Education and Training Safety Equipment Workplace Assessments Orlando R. Murillo, P.A.: Ensuring Workplace Safety and Legal Protection While...
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  • What to Do If Your Workers' Compensation Claim is Denied in Florida

    Feb 5, 2024

    Receiving a denial for a Steps to Take After a Denial Understand the Reason for Denial File an Appeal Gather Additional Evidence Attend Mediation Hearing Before a Judge How Orlando R. Murillo, P.A. Can Help Navigating a denied claim can be complex and challenging. Orlando R. Murillo, P.A. specializes in workers' compensation cases in Florida, offering expert legal guidance through the appeals process. Our firm is committed to advocating for your rights and ensuring...
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  • The Role of Medical Documentation in Workers' Compensation Claims in Florida

    Jan 26, 2024

    Medical documentation is a cornerstone of Importance of Medical Documentation Establishing Proof of Injury Determining Benefits Supporting Claim Progress Key Types of Medical Documentation Initial Medical Reports Ongoing Treatment Records Specialist Evaluations Functional Capacity Evaluations Orlando R. Murillo, P.A.: Guiding You Through Your Medical Documentation Handling the complex requirements of medical documentation in workers' compensation claims can be overwhelming. Orlando R. Murillo, P.A. offers expert legal assistance to ensure that your medical documentation is...
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  • Temporary vs. Permanent Disability: Knowing Your Rights and Benefits in Florida

    Jan 12, 2024

    Understanding the differences between temporary and permanent disability benefits in Florida is crucial for any worker dealing with a workplace injury. This blog outlines these types of disabilities and your entitlements under Florida's workers' compensation laws. Temporary vs. Permanent Disability Temporary Disability Permanent Disability Navigating Your Benefits Duration and Amount Medical Evaluations Legal Considerations Orlando R. Murillo, P.A.: Protecting Your Rights Navigating the complexities of disability benefits can be challenging without experienced legal guidance. Orlando...
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  • Legal Insights: How to Manage Third-Party Claims in Workplace Accidents in Florida

    Dec 18, 2023

    In workplace accidents, when a party other than your employer is at fault, you may have the right to pursue a third-party claim. This blog provides insights into managing third-party claims in Florida, helping you understand when and how you can seek additional compensation. Understanding Third-Party Claims What is a Third-Party Claim? Common Third-Party Defendants Steps to Manage Third-Party Claims Identify the Third Party Gather Evidence Consult with Legal Experts Orlando R. Murillo, P.A.: Your...
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  • Workers' Compensation for Different Industries: Specific Risks and Protections in Florida

    Dec 4, 2023

    Each industry carries unique risks that can affect Industry-Specific Risks and Compensation Construction Healthcare Manufacturing Transportation Retail Hospitality Orlando R. Murillo, P.A.: Expertise Across Industries Understanding the nuances of workers' compensation in different industries is vital for ensuring adequate protection and compensation. Orlando R. Murillo, P.A. specializes in workers' compensation law across various sectors in Florida, offering expert legal representation to ensure that workers are fully compensated for their injuries and illnesses. Conclusion Each...
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