Ironworkers are often at the top of the Most Dangerous Job in America lists. Ironwork is exceptionally physically demanding and is completed at high elevations while exposed to the elements. As a result, the injuries suffered in this industry each year are often catastrophic.

If you were recently injured in an ironworker accident in or near Morgantown, West Virginia, discuss your case with an experienced Morgantown work accident attorney from Robinette Legal Group, PLLC. We will listen to your story and give you our best legal advice for how to move forward.

Why Choose Our Morgantown Ironworker Accident Lawyers?

Our law firm understands personal injury from both sides. Founding attorney Jeff Robinette has experience in the insurance industry, giving him knowledge about how insurance companies operate. Attorney Jeff can go up against any insurance company in West Virginia to fight for maximum compensation for his clients.

He also has years of experience handling ironworker accident cases, with the results to prove his dedication. In addition, our law firm has recovered millions of dollars for injured clients and grieving families. Finally, we offer our services at no financial risk to you. Initial consultations are free, and we operate on a contingency fee basis, meaning we only charge for our services if we win the case.

What Are Ironworker Accidents?

Iron and steel workers install metal beams and columns that form significant structures, such as buildings and bridges in West Virginia. It is dangerous, with hazards and injury risks for workers, including working from great heights and around powerful machinery. Ironworkers are constantly at risk of severe injuries from accidents such as:

  • Crane collapses
  • Construction site accidents
  • Electrical hazards
  • Exposure to chemicals and airborne toxins
  • Falling objects and materials
  • Falls from heights
  • Heavy equipment and machinery accidents
  • Hoisting and rigging failures
  • Material-handling accidents
  • Scaffold accidents
  • Structural collapses
  • Transportation accidents

Accidents involving iron and steel activities can cause a wide range of injuries, including lacerations, broken bones, internal injuries, amputations, traumatic brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, permanent injuries, and even death. Workers can also suffer significant emotional and psychological stress from work conditions or traumatic accidents.

Who Is Responsible for Paying for Your Injury?

Construction companies and site managers are responsible for keeping workers and the public reasonably safe during a project. This duty of care comes with responsibilities such as hiring qualified workers and properly training them, supervising all construction projects, properly maintaining equipment and machinery, and obeying federal and state safety regulations. If a company violates these duties, accidents can occur.

You might have grounds to file a personal injury lawsuit in West Virginia after an ironworker accident if someone else’s careless or reckless act or omission caused your injury. If you or your lawyer can prove this, one or more parties may be financially responsible (liable) for your medical bills and other losses.

In West Virginia, injured workers can bring lawsuits against their employers if there was deliberate intent. This means the employer knew about the worksite hazard and failed to remedy it. Otherwise, an injured ironworker may be able to file a claim against a third party, such as a product manufacturer or contractor.

Another legal option is a workers’ compensation claim in West Virginia, which does not require the worker to prove fault. An experienced ironworker accident lawyer can review your case to help you determine which legal action is most appropriate.

Consult With an Ironworker Accident Attorney in Morgantown Today

Robinette Legal Group, PLLC is committed to seeking justice for injured ironworkers throughout West Virginia. Contact our Morgantown personal injury lawyers today for a free consultation. We can answer your questions and explain all of the laws related to your case. Then, our experienced attorneys can guide you through the legal process and help you fight for the compensation you deserve—call (304) 594-1800 today.

Call us today to find out how we can help you.

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Crushed Foot Injury

While working in Morgantown, WV for a large national retailer, our client, a young woman in her early twenties, was ordered to use equipment that she was not properly trained to use. In the course of attempting to complete her task, she sustained a severe crush injury to her foot. Due to this incident, our client lost full use of this foot for the rest of her life and was living with chronic, persistent pain.

Our firm was able to obtain a sizable settlement which took care of all her medical bills and future treatment for her foot injury. The settlement was ample enough to allow this young woman to go back to college and retrain for employment which will accommodate her permanent disability.

Crushed Leg Injury

Imagine having your leg crushed so badly in an accident that you have to undergo two surgeries to insert multiple pins and have a rod hammered into the bone just to stabilize the femur. Unfortunately, the first rod inserted into the bone didn’t accomplish the desired effect, so the rod had to be removed and surgically reinserted. Imagine the great pain, the months of therapy and recovery, and the frustration of knowing you can never return to the type of work you have performed for decades.

Jeff Robinette was able to obtain a great enough settlement to pay this man’s medical bills in their entirety and money enough to start a new business so he could work and live a productive life even with his permanent impairment.

Brain Injury

While timbering in WV, a heavy equipment operator sustained a permanent brain injury while performing the duties of his job. What price can you put on the loss of a fully functioning, fully reasoning brain? Jeff Robinette was able to negotiate a settlement that was annuitized to provide for this man for the rest of his life.


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