Workers are injured every day in the mines, factories, oil and gas fields, and construction sites of West Virginia. If you or someone in your family has been injured in the workplace, the experienced attorneys at Warner Law Offices PLLC in Charleston, West Virginia, are here to help. We offer free consultations and dependable advice about your legal alternatives.
We handle claims related to:
- Oil, gas and mining accidents
- Chemical exposure
- Cave-ins and trench collapses
- Conveyor belt accidents
- Roof falls
- Work accidents resulting in death
- Other falls at work
You May Be Able To Get More Money Through A Personal Injury Claim
Injured employees often assume that their rights to financial recovery in a workplace accident are limited to the benefits payable in a workers' compensation claim. While it is true that in most cases an employee cannot sue an employer for personal injury damages, it is also true that an injured employee can often collect both workers' comp benefits and personal injury damages for injuries suffered in the same job-related accident.
Examples of these situations are as follows:
- A construction worker is injured by the negligence of a different subcontractor's employee
- A factory worker is hurt by defective machinery or safety equipment
- A commercial driver is injured in an accident caused by another motorist
- A home repair or utility employee is injured by dangerous property conditions
- An employee is injured due to the employer's deliberate intent or gross disregard for safety
You have a limited amount of time to file a claim for benefits after suffering an on-the-job injury. Do not allow the statute of limitations to run before protecting your right to compensation!
Workplace Accident Lawyers Serving West Virginia Clients
At Warner Law Offices PLLC, we can advise you about whether the facts of your accident will allow you to file a personal injury lawsuit against your employer or another defendant even while your workers' compensation application is being processed. Because of the limited benefits payable under a workers' comp claim, it is in your interest to see whether the more complete range of money damages allowed in a personal injury lawsuit is available.
We represent workers in all West Virginia industries from mining and logging to commercial construction, freight hauling or railroad work. We also represent employees in workplace rights cases when the employer terminates or disciplines an employee for filing a workers' comp claim.
Free Consultations ∙ Contact Warner Law Offices PLLC
To learn more about your options in a workplace accident case, contact a personal injury lawyer at Warner Law Offices PLLC in Charleston. Send us an email or call 304-881-0641 or 866-617-0522 today.