A workplace accident can leave you with a serious injury, and the medical expenses can add up fast. Because of the injury, you may be left temporarily - or permanently - unable to earn a living. But your usual bills don't stop coming in. Many people in this situation aren't sure what to do.
The workers' compensation system in West Virginia covers medical expenses for injured workers and also provides partial lost wages while you are unable to work. But the claims process can be complicated. Employers and insurance companies can challenge your claim, so that you collect as little money as possible.
Your costs may go beyond workers' compensation
Our personal injury lawyers know how to assist you to get the full benefits you deserve. And if your claim is denied, we will represent you at all hearings and appeals. Our legal team investigates your accident and proves the extent of your injuries. And we will fight against any attempts to get you to return to work before you are ready.
We can also represent you in third-party workplace claims. If the negligence of a third party - someone other than your employer - was responsible for the accident that led to your injury, you may be able to seek additional compensation. Third parties can include property owners, vendors, manufacturers and trucking companies.
Experienced attorneys who know how to build strong cases
Our investigation will look at evidence and review all relevant documentation. If we think a third party has evidence we need, we'll go to court to get it. We'll identify and interview all witnesses. And if needed, we will consult experts who can help us prove negligence. We can help you file a claim to seek other damages from your injury, such as pain and suffering and emotional distress.
We know how much you need compensation after a serious injury on the job. It can be stressful, frustrating and almost impossible to get justice and fair compensation without legal representation to assist you. If you were hurt at the workplace, learn about all your options. Contact us for a free consultation with one of our attorneys.