In the West Virginia construction industry, a worker faces safety risks every single day on the job. Whether you are an electrician, roofer, carpenter, pipe fitter, or heavy machine operator, the equipment and tools used on the job make construction inherently more dangerous than most other jobs.
For construction workers, one common cause of injury is a fall from ladders, roofs or scaffolding. Falls on a construction site usually lead to serious injuries, causing:
You may have been injured on a construction site through the fault of another party. It might be a piece of equipment that is used on the construction site that caused your injury. Or you might have been injured because your employer failed to provide the required safety equipment, or knowingly placed you in a dangerous environment. In these situations, you may have legal protections and compensation available to you.
For an outline of the litigation process involving a construction accident, please refer to The Anatomy of a Suit for a Construction Roof Fall.
Not only are there serious physical injuries that result from a construction accident, but there can be significant financial hardship brought on because of inability to work, as well as expensive medical bills. When you have been injured on the job in West Virginia, you are entitled to protection through the West Virginia Workers’ Compensation system. However, you may be entitled to more monetary damages than what is provided by workers’ compensation. For this reason, it is important to find an experienced West Virginia construction accident attorney who can advise you of your legal rights and make sure your interests are protected.
For more than 20 years, personal injury attorney Dorwin J. Wolfe has successfully handled construction accident cases in Upshur County, Randolph County, Tucker County, Lewis County, Harrison County, and throughout West Virginia. The Wolfe Law Firm has helped many construction accident victims seek justice and get the compensation they deserve for their injuries. At the Wolfe Law Firm, we will do our best to get a favorable settlement to avoid the time and cost of trial, but if the amount is too low, we are not afraid to file suit and take the matter to court. If we decide to take your case, we will represent you on a contingent-fee basis, which means we do not get paid unless we prevail at trial or provide you with a settlement.
The Wolfe Law Firm is located in Elkins, West Virginia, and our office routinely serves clients in the North Central West Virginia area. Please contact the Wolfe Law Firm as soon as possible to schedule a free initial consultation with an experienced construction accident attorney.
If you or someone you love has been injured in a construction accident in West Virginia due to the fault or negligence of someone else, it is important to seek legal advice as soon as possible. You may be entitled to compensation for medical bills, pain and suffering, lost wages, and more. Contact the Wolfe Law Firm by calling toll-free at 1-877-637-5756 or contact us online to set up a free, no-obligation consultation with an experienced West Virginia construction accident attorney.