The construction profession is one of the most dangerous occupations in West Virginia, but even so, when safety procedures are carefully followed by the employer, these workers rightfully expect to return home intact. But what happens when tragedy occurs on the work site? Who is responsible to pay the medical expenses and compensate for the lost wages? Who will provide support for the family left behind in the event of a fatal accident? Our firm has obtained financial security for many West Virginia families in the past twenty-five years. Call today for a free case review.
Unfortunately, employers sometimes knowingly put employees at risk for physical harm in an effort to speed construction. Construction work is dangerous by its very nature, and failure to provide proper equipment or a safe work environment can result in catastrophic injuries and death.
Falling off a ladder or scaffold can lead to severe injuries including broken bones, injuries to joints, spinal injuries, neck injuries, and brain injury. On a construction site, accident prevention for the safety and well-being of workers need to be first priority. Do you know that falls are the second leading cause of work related deaths after motor vehicle crashes? The most prevalent form of job related injuries result from workers falling from ladders, scaffolds, and buildings.
Scaffold and ladders can collapse, tie-downs can be improperly installed and can become loose, scaffolding can be improperly installed or defective, and employers may neglect to provide safety nets and harnesses.
If you or a loved one has been injured in a ladder or scaffold accident, it is important that you have a legal team on your side that can locate every potential source of recovery and maximize your financial recovery. The Robinette Legal Group, PLLC is serious about getting maximum compensation for people who have been injured as a result of falling off a ladder at construction or work sites in West Virginia.
Workers’ Compensation May Not Cover All Your Losses
Although workers' compensation does provide money for medical expenses and a portion of lost wages, it does not cover all of your present and future losses from your injury. Our attorneys will review the circumstances of your case and determine if you have a legal claim in addition to workers' compensation as a result of employer negligence or faulty equipment.
In many cases, West Virginia law gives workers injured in ladder or scaffold construction accidents the right to file suit against the contractor or subcontractor. We will look closely to see if the ladder or scaffold was in proper working order, if proper safety equipment was provided, and if the contractor followed all safety regulations. After we know who is at fault, we will fight to see that you get the money you need for your injuries.
Serious Injuries Require Serious Representation
At a time like this, we know that you have many concerns. Let the Robinette Legal Group, PLLC take on your legal battle so you can focus on your physical recovery.
Call Jeff Robinette today if you have any questions concerning your injuries at our office: 304-594-1800 -- or after hours, call our 24 hour line: 304-216-6695.
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