Panama City Construction Accident Lawyers
Construction Site Accidents
Construction sites are inherently more dangerous than many workplaces, even when safety guidelines are strictly followed. If you have been injured while working on a construction site, get in touch with one of our construction accident attorneys in Panama City. Our firm stands apart as we take the time to ensure you have an accurate idea of what you can realistically expect from your claim and how the process is likely to unfold.
For experienced and trusted legal representation, reach out to Syfrett,
Dykes & Furr at (850) 795-4979.
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What to Do After a Construction Accident
Knowing what to do directly following an accident can help protect your injury claim and ensure that you recover maximum compensation.
If you have been injured in a construction accident, you should:
- Seek immediate medical attention
- Report the injury to your employer as soon as possible (must be within 30 days)
- Photograph the injury, the scene of the incident, and any equipment involved
- Gather accounts and other pertinent information from witnesses
- Contact a Panama City construction accident lawyer
Taking these five simple steps could be the difference between success and failure. If you've been seriously injured and are looking to file an injury claim, please do not hesitate to contact our experienced team of attorneys.
Who is Liable in a Construction Accident?
Litigation concerning construction accidents can become quite complex due to a number of issues.
There are several parties who may be partially liable for the injury, including:
- Construction site owners
- General or sub-contractors
- Manufacturers of faulty equipment
- Other third parties, such as architects and engineers
It is crucial to enlist the assistance of a Panama City construction accident lawyer to determine who is liable, the relevant laws to your specific case, and how you should pursue your claim. Through analyzing the construction site, the information you gathered at the time of injury, and witness statements, we can craft a solid case.
Personal Injury vs. Workers’ Compensation
In the construction industry, every employer is required to have workers’ compensation coverage. This typically prevents an injured employee from filing a personal injury lawsuit against their employer, as they are provided benefits from the workers’ compensation insurance. The insurance provides benefits whenever an injury occurs in the workplace, regardless of the surrounding circumstances.
However, a personal injury claim can be made against a third party in conjunction with the workers’ compensation benefits provided by the employer. If the injured worker can prove that negligence caused by a third party directly led to their injury, they may be entitled to additional compensation.
A Panama City attorney may secure you compensation for:
- Medical expenses
- Loss of wages
- Pain and suffering
- Counseling costs
- Living expenses
There are many Florida laws that protect businesses and present unique challenges to injured employees. If you have been hurt on the job, do not hesitate to contact Syfrett, Dykes & Furr. We will help you understand your rights and do all we can to get you the benefits you are due.
We are waiting for your call! Contact us at (850) 795-4979 to schedule a free initial consultation with our construction accident lawyers in Panama City.