Heavy Equipment Accidents in West Virginia
West Virginia Workplace Accident Lawyer
In West Virginia, heavy equipment is essential for industry. Whether you
earn a living in construction, coal mining, logging or on a road construction
crew, you know the dangers of working with heavy equipment and machinery.
Operators of heavy construction trucks risk
fall accidents from their equipment which clear the ground at twice a man's height.
Crane accidents commonly involve contact with electrical power lines, putting the operator
or anyone nearby in danger of severe injury or death from
electrocution. Hazardous work risks are compounded when companies and industries expose
workers to unsafe conditions or
defective equipment. When you have been injured in an accident involving heavy equipment,
West Virginia personal injury attorney immediately. We have the experience and commitment necessary to recover
full compensation for your injuries.
Choosing the Right Firm for Your Equipment Accident Claim
West Virginia's heavy equipment operators face hazardous work sites
and risky job duties every day. Workers in the construction industry suffer
the highest fatality rate of all industries using heavy equipment. Potential
hazards resulting in
construction accidents include:
Falls (from heights)
Scaffold accidents due to collapse
Electric shock and arc flash or arc blast
Failure to use proper personal protective equipment
Repetitive motion injury
Heavy equipment accidents can become complex, especially when third parties
control different tasks on a jobsite. Even though an employee is covered
by workers' compensation, other parties may be have liability. Under
West Virginia law you also have the right to pursue claims against other
negligent parties. Every aspect of a workplace injury should be fully
evaluated. The Fitzsimmons Law Firm PLLC will fight for your rights against
subcontractors, manufacturers of equipment or machinery, property owners
or against a negligent supervisor or co-worker.
In specific circumstances where it can be proved that an employer intentionally
exposes an employee to unsafe working conditions, a high degree of risk,
with a strong probability of serious injury or death, West Virginia's
deliberate intent laws will provide additional monetary compensation for
damages not covered by workers' compensation.
Contact a West Virginia workplace accident lawyer for full representation of your heavy equipment accident claim.