The Anatomy Of A Suit For Construction Roof Fall
West Virginia has a proud history of men and women who are hard workers-- in our coal mines, timber industries and construction trades. Many workers are unaware that if they are injured on a work site, they may have a claim for damages beyond what is provided by under the present Workers’ Compensation system, primarily provided through Brick Street.
Construction and other work sites provide protection for the West Virginia worker via Federal Law under OSHA (Occupation Safety and Health Administration), which are regulations that employers must follow.
One work area that can result in serious injury to a worker is falls from roofs, ladders or scaffolding. When a worker falls on a construction site, the injuries are usually serious, commonly causing:
- Serious head injury
- Spine injury
- Neck and back injuries
- Broken legs and arms
Some companies today place profits over worker safety and fail to provide a safe work environment or provide fall protection. When this happens, it unfortunately increases the chances that a worker or employee can fall and suffer a serious injury.
Proper investigation needs to be done regarding the work site and the circumstances surrounding the injury immediately after a work-related injury. Therefore, it is important that you contact an attorney who is experienced in handling cases involving work place injuries and falls. The Wolfe Law Firm has represented workers who have been injured on the job or construction sites throughout North Central West Virginia.
This article is an outline of a recent roof fall case that was litigated in Clarksburg, Harrison County, West Virginia. It is designed as an outline to educate and provide examples of a Civil Justice suit brought by an injured worker. Throughout this section, there will be links to examples of documents that were used in the actual case handled by the Wolfe Law Firm, including:
- REQUEST FOR PRODUCTION OF DOCUMENTS
- PLAINTIFF DISCOVERY REQUEST TO DEFENDANT’S
- PROTECTIVE ORDER
- REQUEST FOR ADMISSIONS
- SCHEDULING CONFERENCE
- SCHEDULING ORDER
- LIABILITY EXPERTS
- MEDICAL EXPERTS