Construction sites are dangerous environments, and any form of negligence can put workers at risk for serious injury or death. If you have been injured or a loved one killed in a construction site accident, The Law Firm of Hill, Peterson, Carper, Bee & Deitzler, PLLC, in Charleston can help.
Our lawyers fight for the rights of injured construction workers throughout West Virginia. No matter how you were injured, contact us for a free initial consultation.
Advocates For West Virginia Construction Workers
When a construction worker is hurt on the job, employers typically refer the injured worker (or the family in the case of a fatal accident) to benefits from workers' compensation. However, workers' compensation may not be your only source of compensation. If the accident was caused by the negligence of your employer or a third party, you may be entitled to additional compensation by filing a personal injury lawsuit.
While employers are generally protected from lawsuits for injuries incurred on the job, there is an exception in West Virginia when the injury is caused by "deliberate intent" of the employer. In general, this means your employer was aware of the dangerous condition that caused your injury but did not take steps to prevent it. Our lawyers will evaluate your case to determine if you may have a case under the deliberate intent exception.
You can also file a claim against any third party who is responsible for your injury. Examples of third parties include:
- Vendors or subcontractors working on the site
- The property owner
- Operators of cranes and other heavy equipment
- Truck accidents caused by another driver
- Manufacturers of dangerous or defective equipment
The sooner you contact our attorneys, the sooner we can go to work collecting and preserving evidence of liability. The longer you wait, the more likely it is that important evidence will go missing.
Contact Our West Virginia Construction Worker Accident Lawyers
If you have questions or want to schedule an appointment with one of our attorneys, please contact us at 304-205-1810 or 800-797-9730. Consultations can be made at a time that is most convenient for you.