Fayetteville, Beckley, and all of West Virginia
In West Virginia, workplace injuries and workplace fatalities are a common occurrence. In fact, our state is one of the highest in the nation for work-related accidents. Depending on the severity of the injury and the nature of the accident, you may be able to bring a claim against your employer, in addition to collecting workers’ compensation benefits. The Beckley Injury Lawyers at Hewitt & Salvatore, PLLC represent injured workers, and family members of workers who lost their lives, against careless employers.
Recognizing Unsafe Working Conditions
While some Workers’ Compensation programs protect employers from employee lawsuits after injuries, in West Virginia, workers have the right to hold them financially accountable. Under these West Virginia statutes, an injured employee must be able to show that his or her employer intentionally exposed workers to an unreasonable hazard that could have been remedied.
There are many types of injuries that may warrant a claim against an employer’s unsafe work environment, including:
- Traumatic brain injury
- Spinal cord or back injury
- Burn injuries
- Fractured or broken bones
- Chemical burns
- Mining injury
- Construction site injury
- Factory/warehouse injury
Proving Deliberate Intent
At Hewitt & Salvatore, PLLC, our injury lawyers have assisted many injured workers in the pursuit of compensation. We have worked with families of lost or injured victims in industries such as mining, logging, and construction. If you would like to learn more about workplace injuries, workplace fatalities, and your rights, please contact our legal team to set up a free injury consultation today and find out if you may be entitled to compensation above and beyond Workers’ Comp benefits.
If you are looking for experienced legal guidance after a workplace injury has hurt your family, the West Virginia injury lawyers at Hewitt & Salvatore, PLLC are professionals you can truly trust. Please contact our team for honest answers and personal attention in Beckley or Fayetteville. One call, that’s all.