Injured on the Job?
Skilled Wheeling Personal Injury Lawyer
If you have suffered a work-related injury, you are strongly encouraged
to contact a West Virginia personal injury attorney from Fitzsimmons Law
Firm PLLC. With more than 30 years of combined experience and some of
the most notable accomplishments in the legal field, the firm knows how
to secure maximum compensation for clients.
When you enlist the Fitzsimmons Law Firm PLLC for your workplace accident
claim, you are backed by an accomplished team that has been recognized
for its legal excellence by numerous professional organizations.
Here are a few characteristics that distinguishes the firm:
Selected for inclusion in
West Virginia's Super Lawyers®
Super Lawyers® Rising Stars℠ list
Top 40 Under 40 by The National Trial Lawyers
AV Preeminent® Rated by Martindale-Hubbell®
Furthermore, the firm has obtained over half a billion dollars in verdicts
and settlements, with 125 individual cases securing over $1 million dollars.
Don't wait to get such proven support on your case! Call the firm
today for counsel.
West Virginia Work Injury Lawyer
If you sustained a work-related injury or occupational illness, you will
likely be entitled to workers' compensation benefits. Workers'
compensation covers your medical care as well as a portion of your lost
income over the short or long-term.
The following are common examples of work-related accidents:
West Virginia requires that most employers carry
workers' compensation coverage, with the exception of certain employers such as churches, agricultural
employers with five or less employees, employers of domestic servants,
and employers with less than three employees who are working temporarily.
Holding Third Parties Accountable
While injured workers are entitled to workers' compensation benefits
when they are injured in a work-related accident or suffer from an occupational
disease, in some cases an injured worker can be eligible to obtain additional
compensation in a third party claim. Defective equipment may be considered
at fault for an injury, connecting the outside manufacturer.
If someone else is liable for the employee's injuries, the worker may
be entitled to additional damages outside of their workers' compensation
claim. Determining if this additional compensation is available will depend
on the location of the accident, how it occurred, who was involved, and
why it occurred.
Compensation may be obtained from other parties, such as:
If you believe you may be able to recover compensation from third parties,
you should act quickly to build your case and put forward a successful
Schedule a consultation today!
If you were injured at work, it is wise to discuss the details of your
case with a West Virginia workplace accident lawyer from the firm. In
your initial consultation, a lawyer will review your case and determine
if you are eligible for compensation from additional sources. Whatever
your situation, the legal team is determined to explore every possibility
in an effort to pursue fair compensation.
For effective legal representation,
call the firm today!