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Have you been injured on the job in Florida? If so, you may be eligible for Florida workers’ compensation benefits. With the Florida Workers’ Compensation Program, injured workers can receive compensation for their inability to work and reasonable and necessary medical care. In most cases, we are also able to negotiate a lump-sum cash settlement for our injured worker clients.

Following the injury, you will most likely need to file a workers’ compensation claim to begin the process. This process can be time-consuming and stressful. That is why it is important to hire a skilled Florida workers’ compensation lawyer to help guide you through the claims process and get you the maximum compensation value that you deserve.

Employers and insurance providers will often try to minimize your compensation value, and in some cases, deny you compensation altogether. Do not settle for less than you deserve. Contact The Law Offices of Gillis, Mermell & Pacheco, P.A. today for a free consultation.

What is Florida Workers’ Compensation?

Under Florida law, employers are required to provide workers’ compensation (also known as workers comp) to any employees injured on the job. Workers’ compensation insurance covers medical bills and lost wages.

Unlike most accident lawsuits, Florida workers’ compensation focuses on where an accident took place versus who is liable for the accident. This means that if you were injured while performing your job duties at your place of work, you are more than likely eligible for workers’ compensation benefits, even if you are at fault.

Common Florida Workers’ Compensation Injuries

Florida workers’ compensation accidents can result in minor to life-altering injuries.

In some cases, you may no longer be able to return to work due to your injury. These circumstances can be both financially and physically taxing, making it hard to focus on anything other than your injury. That is why it is recommended that you hire a Florida workers’ compensation lawyer to fight for you while you focus on what’s most important: your recovery.

Common Florida workers’ compensation injuries include:

  • Back injuries
  • Burns
  • Eye injuries
  • Shoulder injuries
  • Knee injuries
  • Wrongful death
  • Paralysis
  • Amputation
  • Broken bones
  • Hearing loss
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Traumatic brain injuries
  • Carpel tunnel syndrome
  • And more

Benefits Under the Florida Workers’ Compensation Law

All workers injured on the job are entitled to compensation for lost time and reasonable and necessary medical care.

Florida workers’ compensation benefits include:

  • Reasonable and necessary medical care, including doctor’s visits, medication, physical therapy, treatment, rehabilitation and more
  • Temporary total or temporary partial disability benefits
  • Permanent total disability benefits
  • Death benefits
  • And more

What to Do if You Have Experienced a Work Place Injury

If you have been injured on the job, it is important to focus on your health and safety first. Following an injury, take the steps below:

  1. Seek immediate medical treatment and keep detailed documentation of the expenses and diagnosis. This includes medical tests, medication, treatment, and rehabilitation.
  2. Notify your employer of the accident, this is an essential step when it comes to processing your claim.
  3. Contact an experienced Florida workers’ compensation lawyer at The Law Offices of Gillis, Mermell & Pacheco, P.A. to file your claim and start fighting for the benefits you deserve.

It is important that everything that happens following your injury is well documented. This will ensure that you are able to file a well-substantiated claim. The more documentation, the stronger your claim will be.

Why Should You Hire a Florida Workers’ Compensation Lawyer?

Ideally, the Florida workers’ compensation process should go smoothly. Once you get hurt on the job, you file your claim and get compensated. Unfortunately, that is not how it always works out. Insurance companies or employers will often try to deny your claim or minimize your benefits, even if their position is wrong. The workers’ compensation lawyers at The Law Offices of Gillis, Mermell & Pacheco, P.A. will hold them accountable and make sure that you get the benefits you deserve.

We understand that you are going through a very stressful time when you are injured on the job. By hiring a skilled Florida workers’ compensation lawyer, you can focus on recovery while we focus on aggressively fighting for the benefits and medical care that you deserve. We will not back down to insurance companies or employers that may try to deny your compensation and medical care. At The Law Offices of Gillis, Mermell & Pacheco, P.A., we will fight for you as we have fought for thousands of injured workers over the past 24+ years.

Contact the Best Florida Workers’ Compensation Lawyer Today

Navigating the legal process of a Florida workers’ compensation case can be complicated. That is why it is recommended that you hire a Florida workers’ compensation lawyer to help guide you through this process and get you the maximum compensation value available. The skilled attorneys at The Law Offices of Gillis, Mermell & Pacheco, P.A. know what it takes to get you the full benefits that you deserve.

Contact us today for a free consultation.


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“My friend referred me to Mr. Mermell and The Law Offices of Gillis, Mermell & Pacheco, P.A. I had never hired a lawyer before in my life. I was nervous to go down this road, but I had serious injuries and needed help. Mr. Mermell and his staff set me up right from the start. He made the experience very simple and he made me feel comfortable. I was always well informed and prepared for each step of the case. He helped me get my payments and my medical care. In the end, he got me a settlement that I was not expecting. I am very happy with the way my case went.”


"My Defense Base Act lawyer at The Law Offices of Gillis, Mermell & Pacheco, P.A. was amazing. He was there whenever I needed him 24/7. It didn’t matter, he was always there for me. He always answered my questions. Very respectful, kind, and nice. I highly recommend the attorneys at this firm for any defense base act case. They will fight for you tooth and nail until you are satisfied. They explained everything to me in plain language, not attorney terms, so that I could understand everything. They are fantastic, genuine, and sincere."


“Being injured overseas was not easy, but working with The Law Offices of Gillis, Mermell & Pacheco, P.A. made it less cumbersome. They helped me navigate and understand what the Defense Base Act was all about and ensured that I was not taken advantage of by my insurance carrier. During what seemed like an endless journey, having this firm on my side made things a lot easier. I am very happy overall with the results of my case.”


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