Logging accidents do not always happen by accident. Sometimes they happen because an employer didn't do what it was supposed to do.
If you or a loved one has been injured in logging accident in West Virginia, you can turn to the lawyers at The Law Firm of Hill, Peterson, Carper, Bee & Deitzler, PLLC, in Charleston for help. Our lawyers represent injured loggers as well as people who are injured in accidents involving logging trucks. No matter how you were hurt, we offer a free initial consultation to discuss your case.
Negligence In Logging Accidents
If your employer is insured by West Virginia workers' compensation, you have a right to obtain benefits such as medical care and disability payments regardless of who was at fault. However, workers' compensation benefits are limited to two-thirds of your lost wages and do not pay anything for damages such as pain and suffering.
If you were injured due to the negligence of another party, you may have the right to recover additional compensation by filing a personal injury lawsuit. Examples of negligence include:
- Truck accidents caused by another driver or safety defect
- Injuries caused by a defective equipment
- Injuries caused by a vendor or contractor at the logging site
- Injuries caused by the deliberate intention of your employer
What Is Deliberate Intent?
If you were injured as a result of an unsafe work condition, and your employer was aware of this condition, you may have a cause of action against your employer for an injury caused by deliberate intent.
Our lawyers have the experience and the resources to investigate logging accidents to determine if your employer was negligent. To ensure a fair investigation, it is important to hire an attorney as soon as possible before crucial evidence is lost.
Contact Our Charleston Logging Truck Injury Lawyers
At The Law Firm of Hill, Peterson, Carper, Bee & Deitzler, PLLC, our lawyers do not charge for initial consultations. Please contact our team to schedule an appointment by calling 304-205-1810 or 800-797-9730 or sending us an email.