Panama City Workplace Injury Lawyers

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Employers and their insurance companies have the unfortunate tendency to downplay workplace injuries and minimize the compensation offered to the victim as much as possible.

However, being injured in the workplace can have serious ramifications that impact your physical and financial well-being. In order to ensure you receive the compensation you are due, it is advisable you seek the counsel of an experienced Panama City work injury attorney.

Understanding Workers’ Compensation

Even when the proceedings are not contentious, an attorney can assist in simplifying the process of receiving workers’ compensation benefits. Workers who are injured on the job are typically entitled to compensation for medical bills, lost wages, and other costs.

The amount of compensation you may be eligible to receive depends on how your injuries are categorized.

The severity of your injuries can be categorized under:

  • Temporary total disability – unable to work for the immediate future
  • Temporary partial disability – able to work, but with restricted duties
  • Permanent total disability – can never work again
  • Impairment income benefits – comtel:(850) 795-4979pensation for never regaining pre-accident condition of health

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When a Work Injury Lawsuit Becomes Necessary

Workers’ compensation benefits are meant to be paid to an injured worker regardless of their liability for their own injuries. The exchange for this “promised” compensation is that an injured worker cannot file a separate personal injury claim against their employer for further damages.

However, workers’ compensation is not always provided for a workplace accident, and a lawsuit might become necessary to ensure the injured worker gets the financial compensation they deserve. Two situations that might call for a work injury lawsuit are:

  • No workers’ compensation coverage: Are you a worker who is not covered under by an employment-provided workers’ compensation plan? Independent contractors are usually not provided any workers’ compensation at all, and some companies mislabel employees as independent contractors to exploit this loophole. Without workers’ compensation coverage, your only option will be filing an injury claim against your employer, assuming they contributed in some way to your workplace accident.
  • Third-party accident: When a third party causes a workplace accident, the injured employee can seek both workers’ compensation coverage and additional damages through a separate personal injury claim. Customers, clients, vendors, and delivery drivers are common types of third parties that might frequent your workplace. If any of these parties act negligently, then they could cause your accident and injuries, putting themselves in a spot of liability.

It is important to remember that a work injury claim – not a workers’ compensation claim – will be handled like any other civil injury claim, meaning that liability becomes an underlying factor.

As the plaintiff, you will want to do what you can to prove that you are not liable for your injuries and damages. Additionally, work injury claims can seek non-economic damages, like pain and suffering, which workers’ compensation claims will not provide.

How a Work Injury Lawyer Can Help

Whether you have an employer who is denying or delaying your benefits or one who is being as helpful as possible, it is wise to discuss your rights with a Panama City workers' compensation lawyer as soon as possible.

There are laws in place to provide for you if you have been hurt in the workplace, but they are complicated and can even change from year to year.

Our firm only gets paid if we win your claim or help you settletel:(850) 795-4979 your case because our main concern is taking care of you. At Syfrett, Dykes & Furr, we pride ourselves on offering personalized care to the members of the community we have served for more than 100 combined years.

Call (850) 795-4979 to speak with our experienced Panama City workplace injury lawyers today. Se Habla Español.

Commonly Asked Questions

What types of injuries qualify for workers' compensation in Panama City?

In Panama City, workers' compensation covers a range of injuries categorized as temporary total disability, temporary partial disability, permanent total disability, and impairment income benefits. These categories reflect the severity and impact of the injury on your ability to work, whether it's a short-term inability to work, restricted duties, or permanent inability to return to work.

Can I still receive workers' compensation if I was at fault for my workplace injury?

Yes, workers' compensation benefits in Panama City are designed to be provided regardless of liability. This means that even if you were at fault for your workplace injury, you are still entitled to receive compensation for medical bills, lost wages, and other costs associated with your injury.

What should I do if my employer in Panama City doesn't provide workers' compensation coverage?

If you're in Panama City and your employer doesn't provide workers' compensation coverage, or if you're mislabeled as an independent contractor, you may need to file a work injury claim against your employer. This type of claim is handled like a civil injury claim, where proving your employer's liability for the accident becomes essential.

Can I file a personal injury claim for a workplace accident caused by a third party in Panama City?

Yes, if a third party is responsible for your workplace accident in Panama City, you can file for workers' compensation benefits and also pursue additional damages through a personal injury claim against the liable third party. This can include customers, clients, vendors, or delivery drivers whose negligence led to your injury.

Why should I consider hiring a Panama City workers' compensation lawyer?

Hiring a Panama City workers' compensation lawyer can be crucial in navigating the complexities of workers' compensation laws, which can change annually. A lawyer can help ensure you receive the full benefits you're entitled to, whether your employer is cooperative or not. Additionally, a lawyer can assist with work injury claims that seek non-economic damages not covered by workers' compensation.


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