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 distinguishthe firm:
- Selected for inclusion in West Virginia's Super Lawyers®
- Selected to 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:
- A subcontractor
- Another driver
- The property owner or a lessee
- A municipality
- A manufacturer
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 injury claim.
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!