For too many West Virginia workers, unsafe working conditions are a fact of life. Fortunately, our state provides an additional layer of legal protection for employees who are injured in the workplace: a right to sue employers whose disregard for worker safety goes beyond mere negligence, but amounts to the conscious and intentional exposure of workers to unsafe conditions. Cases involving an employer's deliberate intent, as such claims are known, give the employee the right to sue for personal injury damages in addition to workers' compensation benefits.
To learn about your legal alternatives in a case involving an employer's deliberate intent, contact the personal injury and wrongful death attorneys at the Warner Law Offices in Charleston. We are thoroughly knowledgeable about the proof of claims concerning the employer's indifference to the worker's safety in such industries as coal mining, assembly, construction, petrochemicals and logging. Our ability to prove your right to the full range of damages available in a personal injury case or wrongful death lawsuit can make a very substantial difference in your overall recovery.
We represent clients in deliberate intent cases that involve such severe or fatal injuries as the following:
- Crushing injuries resulting in multiple fractures or permanent disability
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Severe burns caused by fires, explosions, chemical exposure or electrocution
- Spinal cord damage resulting in partial or total paralysis
- Severe injuries to the neck or back
- Soft tissue injuries or joint damage requiring surgery or an extended period of recovery
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Whether your potential claim for deliberate intent damages involved a fall at work, a mining disaster or an accident in the logging industry, we can help you prove your right to damages while giving your employer a powerful financial incentive to improve workplace safety. For a free consultation about your rights in an accident on the job, contact a personal injury lawyer at the Warner Law Offices in Charleston. You can also call 304-881-0641 (866-617-0522 toll free).