Workers’ Compensation Lawyer for Injured Workers in Dade/Broward/Palm Beach County and the entire State of Florida
Skilled attorney aggressively protecting the rights of injured workers
In return for the time, effort, and energy that you devote to your employer, you should expect fair compensation and a safe place to work. Should you ever have the misfortune of suffering an injury while working, you should expect your employer and/or its insurance carrier to compensate you fairly. Orlando R Murillo P.A. expects the same.
For more than eighteen (18) years, Mr. Murillo has fought to get on-the-job injury victims the financial compensation they deserve.
Florida established its Workers’ Compensation laws so that employees injured on the job could automatically get medical care and compensation for their injuries. Unfortunately, there are occasions when employers and insurance companies disregard the laws and abuse the system, frequently denying claims or offering injured workers far less than they deserve to settle their claims.
Employers and their insurance companies are very good at reducing their “exposure” by denying benefits and paying you less than what your case is worth.
Orlando R. Murillo, P.A. is ready to fight for you. We care about our clients, and we have an exceptional record of success.
If you have been injured on the job, please contact our office and learn more about what we can do for you.
What Can You Recover in a Florida Workers’ Compensation Lawsuit?
In Florida, your Workers’ Compensation benefits may include:
- Medical expenses (doctor and hospital bills, rehabilitation costs, medications, etc.)
- Temporary disability benefits (compensation for lost wages while away from work)
- Permanent disability benefits (lost wages and relevant living expenses caused by your inability to return to work after an injury)
- Death benefits (paid to particular family members after an employee is killed in a job-related incident)
It’s important to note that the following generally are not available in Workers’ Compensation claims:
- Pain and suffering
- Emotional distress
- Punitive damages
- Other forms of personal injury compensation that are not specifically provided for under the Workers’ Compensation rules
Going Outside the Florida Workers’ Compensation System (under certain circumstances)
In many cases, you are able to take additional action against third parties. In other words, beyond merely filing a claim against your employer’s insurance carrier, if other parties were negligent and contributed to your accident, you may be able to file suit against those third parties and recover additional compensation for you that would not be subject to the limitations of the workers’ compensation system.
Since these third-party lawsuits often fall outside of the Florida workers’ compensation system, you may be able to pursue the full range of damages that available in personal injury lawsuits, including damages for pain and suffering. Often, clients can recover more in these third-party lawsuits than through the workers’ compensation claim by itself.
Third-party defendants might include:
- Vehicle drivers
- State or local governments
- Property owners
- Contractors / sub-contractors
- Equipment manufacturers
- The medical personnel who treat your work-related injuries
- Any other party whose negligence contributes to your injuries
Orlando R. Murillo, P.A. can thoroughly investigate your injury and identify every available source of compensation in your case.
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If you’ve been injured in the course of your job duties, our office can help. We will not charge for our services unless you obtain a monetary recovery. Time limits apply, though, so you should contact our office and schedule a free consultation as soon as you can. We’re here to assist you!