Injured In A Construction Accident In Panama City? We Will Help You.
Working construction requires physical strength and involves activities such as repetitive motions, lifting, bending, standing for long periods and operating heavy equipment. A relatively minor injury may mean that a construction worker cannot return to work.
Whether you suffered a repetitive stress injury or traumatic injury, you will need workers’ compensation benefits. With a lawyer on your side, you have a better chance of receiving adequate workers’ comp benefits.
Helping Construction Workers With Florida Workers’ Comp Claims
At Walborsky & Bradley, PLLC, our workplace injury attorneys understand that after a construction injury, your livelihood may be at stake. You can rely on us for thorough case preparation and hard work as we pursue the workers’ comp benefits you need. In addition, we may be able to file a separate personal injury lawsuit against a negligent third party.
For a free consultation with our construction accident lawyers in Panama City, please call or contact us online.
Construction injuries are frequently caused by problems such as:
- Falls from ladders, scaffolds and roofs
- Crane and heavy equipment collapses
- Defective or missing safety equipment
- Contact with power lines
- Falling objects
- Demolition and excavation accidents
- Exposure to toxins
These types of accidents may result in catastrophic or fatal injuries such as traumatic brain injuries, back injuries, spinal cord injuries, broken bones, amputations, crush injuries and organ damage. Workers may be left with temporary or permanent disability. In some cases, this means the person will never be able to return to construction work.
Workers’ compensation will cover medical bills and provide a percentage of your lost wages, but it may not be enough. If you are unable to work for months or years, you will likely need more compensation to care for yourself and your family.
Do You Have A Third-Party Claim?
Workers’ compensation may not be your only avenue of recovery. Construction sites frequently have subcontractors and other third parties working on them. If a third party was responsible for your injury or their negligence contributed to your injury, you may be able to pursue a separate personal injury claim against them.
Third-party claims are especially important for people in the construction industry because injuries on construction sites are often severe and workers’ compensation alone may not be enough to adequately compensate you, especially if you are unable to return to work. Our attorneys will be able to advise you about whether you have a potential third-party claim.