According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, there were nearly three million on the job injuries reported in 2012. Tragically, over 4,000 people died in workplace accidents that same year. Preliminary reports from 2013 indicate more of the same and many of the most dangerous industries are very active in West Virginia.
Logging tops the list as the most dangerous job in America with 127 fatal workplace injuries per 100,000 workers. Workers in the building trades, manufacturing, and farming industries are also at an increased risk for serious or fatal workplace injury. Sadly, many people working in these fields are not fully protected by workers’ compensation.
Know Your Rights
When you sustain a workplace injury you may be entitled to significant compensation. No matter if it is through workers’ compensation or a personal injury lawsuit that you are seeking compensation, you need an accident attorney on your side to help ensure you are not cheated out of what you are due.
The West Virginia accident attorneys at Hewitt & Salvatore are here to help injured works get justice. We would be happy to meet with you free of charge to discuss your case and your rights, and to help you determine the most effective course of action.
If you have been injured or a loved one has been killed in a workplace accident, please contact Hewitt & Salvatore, PLLC to schedule a free consultation with one of our West Virginia accident attorneys.