Construction workers face some of the most demanding work conditions in America. Every year, more than 10 percent of workers throughout the building and construction trades will miss work because of an injury. Unlike many other occupations, construction workers place their lives in the hands of other workers on-site, as well as equipment manufacturers and property owners. It is no wonder the industry must be highly regulated to protect the safety and livelihoods of hard-working men and women.
If you were injured while working on a construction site in West Virginia, you probably have workers’ compensation benefits coming to you. By accepting benefits, you give up the right to seek additional damages from your employer, unless you can prove your employer acted with ” deliberate intent” in causing your injury. But you may not know that you can also sue the responsible third party for injuries caused by negligence. In many cases, the manufacturer of a defective work tool may be held liable. Often, negligent subcontractors such as electricians or scaffolding companies can be sued for damages beyond workers’ comp benefits. You owe it to yourself and your family to seek the full and fair money damages you may be entitled to from the negligent third party.
The Robinette Legal Group is one of the region’s prominent construction accident personal injury litigation firms. We work aggressively to seek maximum compensation from the insurance company responsible for covering the deliberate conduct of your employer and the negligent conduct of a third party. For many years, our firm represented employers and their insurance companies as defense counsel. In recent years, our trial lawyers have broadened our practice to representing plaintiffs seeking fair compensation for injuries and wrongful death. We know how to investigate construction accidents to determine their causes and the full extent of injuries and financial damages to the victim. If your employer is proven to have acted with ” deliberate intent” or a third party is proven negligent, we will vigorously pursue full money damages. Suing your employer for ” deliberate intent” or a third party for negligence will not affect the payment of your workers’ compensation benefits.
From our offices in Morgantown, our lawyers are well situated to represent victims and their families in communities throughout the coal, timber, and industrial industries operating in central and northeast West Virginia.
We have experience representing clients in construction job site injury claims, including: