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Workplace Accidents In Panama City, FL

Panama City Work Injury Attorneys

Protecting the Rights of Injured Workers in Florida

Workplace accidents can derail employees’ lives. From health concerns to lost wages to the ability to support their families, injured workers can face a myriad of challenges after sustaining a work-related injury or illness. If you were injured in a workplace accident, consulting with an attorney is imperative to securing the full compensation you deserve. 

At Perry & Young, our dedicated work injury attorneys in Panama City have over a decade of experience fighting for the wrongfully injured. With an extensive legal knowledge in personal injury and workers' comp law, you can count on our firm to prioritize your needs while helping you secure the compensation you deserve.

Securing sound counsel is crucial after suffering a work accident in Florida. Contact us online to consult with a work injury lawyer in Panama City.

Why Hire Our Panama City Work Injury Attorneys? 

At Perry & Young, P.A., our dedicated personal injury attorneys have over 15 years of experience representing Floridians in various legal practice areas. Our focus on workers’ compensation disputes and personal injury law makes our team an invaluable asset to any work injury claim. When it comes to protecting your health and financial security, it’s imperative to work with a lawyer you can trust to protect your rights without losing sight of your unique needs.

That’s where our Panama City work accident attorneys come in. With a proven track record of case results and hundreds of millions of dollars recovered on behalf of our clients, our firm has a longstanding reputation for standing up for the wrongfully injured. With free consultations and Spanish-speaking agents available, injured workers and their loved ones can count on our firm to speak up and demand the justice they rightfully deserve.

Your Dedicated Attorneys

  • You Only Pay When You Collect

    Our work is conducted on a contingent fee basis. This means that you pay nothing unless we make a recovery on your behalf.

  • Experienced Trial Attorneys

    Each case is assigned to a lead attorney and a supporting attorney. This ensures continuity during the legal process and enables us to provide responsive service.

  • Hundreds of Millions Recovered

    At Perry & Young Law Firm, we take pride in championing the rights of our clients. We have secured hundreds of millions for our clients. 

What Are Common Workplace Injuries?

Workplace accidents can occur due to various causes, from falling objects to faulty equipment to transportation accidents. The nature and severity of the injury will vary based on employment industry and other key factors. Common injuries sustained in workplace accidents include

  • Burn injuries
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Electrocution accidents
  • Scarring and disfigurement
  • Traumatic brain injuries (TBI)
  • Repetitive strain injuries, such as carpal tunnel
  • Occupational illnesses, such as toxic exposure
  • Certain mental health conditions, such as PTSD

Recoverable Damages in Workers’ Comp Claims

There are various damages that injured workers can recover following a workplace accident. Injured workers are generally entitled to:

  • Necessary medical care: Employees are entitled to financial aid for needed medical treatment, such as doctor appointments, surgeries, prescription medications, rehabilitation therapies, and related healthcare costs. 
  • Wage replacement: Workers' compensation provides partial wage replacement to compensate for lost wages during the recovery period. The amount of compensation is typically a percentage of the worker's average weekly wage.
  • Disability benefits: In certain cases, depending on the severity and duration of the injury, Panama City workers may also be eligible for disability benefits. These benefits provide additional compensation for temporary or permanent disabilities that affect the ability to work.

Is Workers’ Comp Required for Florida Employers?  

Workers’ comp is mandatory for the vast majority of Florida employers to carry. Under state law, any employer with four or more employees, including Limited Liability Companies (LLCs), must carry workers' compensation insurance to ensure injured employees receive needed benefits after a workplace accident.

Filing Deadlines for Florida Workers’ Compensation

If an employee suffers a work-related injury or illness, they must report the injury to their employer within 30 days be considered eligible for workers’ compensation benefits. Failure to report within this deadline can jeopardize their claim. Similarly, under the statute of limitations codified in Florida Statutes §440.19, injured workers must file their claim within two years of the accident to be considered eligible for benefits. 

How To Recover Compensation After a Workplace Accident

If you've been injured in a workplace accident in Florida, there are generally two ways you can recover compensation for your losses: filing a workers' comp claim and suing a negligent third-party.

Workers' Compensation Claims

Workers’ compensation is a system of insurance coverage designed to provide benefits to employees who suffer work-related injuries or illnesses. This compensation operates under a "no-fault" system, meaning that employees are entitled to benefits regardless of who was at fault for the accident or injury. 

Third-Party Negligence

Many worksites depend on third-parties for labor or equipment. If a subcontractor, defective machine, or other third-party was responsible for your injury, you can file a lawsuit to pursue additional compensation outside of the workers' comp system.

Some common examples of third-party negligence are:

  • Another driver causing an accident while you're making a work delivery
  • The manufacturer of faulty equipment that injured you
  • A property owner who fails to maintain a safe work environment while you were working

The Panama City work injury lawyers at Perry & Young can fully investigate the circumstances of your accident to determine if third-party negligence was involved and help you pursue all avenues of compensation available to you. Call (850) 215-7777 to schedule a free consultation. 

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Client's Love Us

At Perry & Young, your satisfaction is our priority! See for yourself what our clients have to say about working with us.

    "This law firm is who you need to call if you have an injury."

    This law firm is who you need to call if you have an injury. I had the pleasure of working with Ryan and team; all who were prompt and knowledgeable both in informing me of updates or answering any questions I had. Thank you again!

    - Ann D.
    "They treated me like family."
    Perry & Young Law Firm represented me with my discrimination case. Mrs. Jeanetta Brown conducted my intake and was a great pleasure to work with! From the beginning of initial contact to the end of my settlement, they treated me like family. The defendants wanted to treat me as a nuance, but my Perry & Young Law Firm didn’t treat me as such and made sure I was fairly compensated. I appreciate their patience, handling my case with care, and respect!
    - Brittany P.
    "They are dedicated to helping you and will go above and beyond for you."
    I have used Ted Howell and Trina at this firm to help me for my claim and have referred other people as well to them that they have helped. They are dedicated to helping you and will go above and beyond for you. You will never have to wonder what is going on with your case as they always keep you in the loop. I highly recommend Ted and Trina if you need someone in your corner!
    - Hollie H.
    "I’m grateful to have chosen a firm that was professional, caring and made the process go smoothly."
    I’m grateful to have chosen a firm that was professional, caring and made the process go smoothly. Ted and his team had great follow through and kept me informed throughout the entire process. I fully trust them and wouldn’t call anyone else.
    - Melissa M.
    "My guy Les McFatter was very professional and always a text or phone call away"

    I had a remarkable experience with Perry and Young. My guy Les McFatter was very professional and always a text or phone call away to answer any questions or concerns. He went above and beyond to make this experience as smooth as possible! Maggie Harris thank you for making communication so easy. Highly recommend! Thank you Les and Maggie!

    - Travis J.
    "Always willing to help EVERYONE in their surrounding community!"
    Perry & Young, P.A. is an amazing injury firm! They support many local clubs and school organizations around the Panhandle of Florida, including my FFA chapter at Cottondale High School. They are very friendly group of individuals and are always willing to help EVERYONE in their surrounding community!
    - Charlize R.
    "Lance Berry genuinely and sincerely has compassion for others."
    I’m so very grateful for choosing this firm. Also I highly recommend Lance Berry! He has went above and beyond to help me. He genuinely and sincerely has compassion for others. He was very kind and understanding about my injuries and situations. Thank you so very much for everything you’ve done. I am forever grateful and will spread the word to anyone I know whom needs help after an accident!!!
    - Jennifer W.
    "After being wrongfully terminated, Ryan fought hard to get the justice I deserved!"
    After being told I didn't have a case from three other attorneys, I contacted Ryan who took my case. After being wrongfully terminated, Ryan fought hard to get the justice I deserved! Jeannetta was great and kept me updated without me having to harass them lol... I won my lawsuit and was pleased with the results. I highly recommend Ryan and his team Jeanetta! They will give you the justice you deserve!
    - Victoria B.

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