Construction Accident Attorney Serving West Virginia and Hagerstown Area
Workers on construction sites pour their sweat and blood into their work, putting at risk their most valuable possession—their physical health. Work on a construction site comes with inherent dangers, many of which a responsible site manager or sub-contractor can help to prevent through the implementation of safe work procedures, well-maintained tools, and adequate safety equipment. When worker safety isn’t a priority, major injuries can be the result.
Find out whether you’re entitled to money damages
If you’ve been hurt on the job in West Virginia, you may be concerned about the money you’re losing as a result of being off the job to recover. Perhaps doctors have said that you won’t be able to return to the field you were in due to permanent effects of your injury. While workers’ compensation benefits can help, they may not be enough to make ends meet after an accident at work. In some cases, you may have a claim for money damages against those responsible for your injuries.
At Burke, Schultz, Harman & Jenkinson, we understand how scary it can be to wonder if you’re going to be able to care for your family. Our lawyers will fight aggressively to get you the compensation you deserve after a West Virginia construction accident. Our Martinsburg construction accident attorneys can help you recover money damages in the aftermath of any type of construction accident, including:
- Electrical accidents
- Ladder falls
- Chemical burns
- Scaffold accidents
- Crane accidents
- Trench collapses
- Excavation and digging accidents
- Bulldozer accidents
Workers’ compensation may not be your only option
You may have heard that, after an injury at work, the only money you’re entitled to receive is through workers’ compensation benefits. This isn’t always the case. While workers generally don’t have a right to sue their employer after a workplace injury, there may be other negligent parties who were the cause of a worker’s injuries. For example, if a scaffolding contractor constructed a scaffold improperly or with poorly-maintained materials, and a worker falls from the scaffolding, that worker may have what’s known as a third-party claim against the scaffolding contractor. Likewise, providers or manufacturers of heavy equipment such as lifts, front-end loaders, backhoes, or bulldozers may be liable to a worker who was injured by a defectively-designed or poorly–maintained piece of heavy equipment. A seasoned West Virginia construction accident lawyer can help you determine whether you have a third-party claim for damages.
Contact Seasoned West Virginia Personal Injury Lawyers after a Serious Construction Accident
For a free evaluation of your claim stemming from a West Virginia construction accident, contact the determined, aggressive, and trial-ready Martinsburg personal injury lawyers at Burke, Schultz, Harman & Jenkinson for a consultation, at 304-263-0900.