Being seriously injured on the job can have massive physical, emotional, and financial impacts on a person for years down the road. If you have suffered from a work-related injury, it is important to take your legal options into consideration, as you may be entitled to workers’ compensation. If you have been harmed on the job, it is important that you have an experienced legal team on your side to guide you through every step of the claims process. The Panama City work injury attorneys at Manuel & Thompson are here to act as your advocate as you navigate the workers’ compensation process. We can also assist you with any third-party claims that may be necessary. To discuss your situation with an attorney you can trust, contact Manuel & Thompson today.
If you have been injured on the job, you may have certain automatic rights entitling you to medical benefits, lost wage benefits, medical mileage reimbursement, and in some cases, assistance with services you can no longer perform at home due to your injury. Depending on the type of work you were performing at the time of your injury, your rights may vary under the following laws:
- State Workers’ Compensation Law
- Federal Workers’ Compensation Law
- The Longshoreman and Harbor Workers Act
- The Jones Act
Workplace Injuries Caused by Product Defects
An alarming number of cases involve injuries resulting when manufacturers and suppliers provide defective products and unsafe equipment on the job site. In those cases, it is imperative for the product or piece of machinery to be identified and secured for inspection before it is sold, lost, repaired, or destroyed. Toxic exposures to materials such as asbestos while on the job can result in health problems. If your job has required you to work in this type of environment, you should contact one of the experienced personal injury lawyers at Manuel & Thompson to discuss your legal rights.
If you have been injured on the job and it was caused by a negligent third party, you may need to take legal action to recover damages from them. These can include medical bills, lost wages, legal fees, and pain and suffering. If you were to bring a lawsuit against an outside party after filing a workers’ compensation claim, you may be responsible for the reimbursement to your employer and their insurance company for the support they offered you while you sought compensation from another party. The insurance company may issue a lien towards future compensation to recover the money spent on your medical bills and lost wages.
Contact a Panama City Workplace Accident Attorneys
If you have been seriously injured in a workplace accident, you may be suffering from a range of complications that can have significant impacts on your life. The work injury attorneys at Manuel & Thompson have over 30 years of experience representing clients in Panama City and throughout the surrounding areas when they are facing workers’ compensation matters. If you need a legal team that you can trust, contact Manuel & Thompson today to schedule a consultation.