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Construction Accidents

Construction sites are one of the most dangerous jobs to work. A construction site accident can result in severe injuries, including fractured or broken bones, head injury, amputation, permanent disability, and wrongful death. If you have sustained injuries in a construction site accident due to a third party’s failure to provide safety for their workers, our Charleston construction accident attorneys are committed to obtaining the compensation you need to make a full recovery.

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Common Causes of Construction Accidents

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and the state of West Virginia require employers to possess specific permits, undergo routine inspections, and enforce job safety programs in order to prevent workplace accidents. Negligence, product defects, and failure to comply with safety protocols can result in avoidable accidents.

Common causes of construction accidents in West Virginia include:

  • Collapsed structures

  • Compressed gasses

  • Crane accidents

  • Defective equipment

  • Electrical accidents

  • Falling objects

  • Falls from elevations

  • Fires and explosions

  • Hoist accidents

  • Improper use or maintenance of equipment

  • Insufficient training

  • Mechanical hazards

  • Misuse of tools

  • Poor safety oversight and precautions

  • Toxic chemical exposure

  • Welding accidents

Maximizing Compensation for Your Injuries

One of the first things you should do after an injury is to get medical assistance to ensure your safety. Verification by medical professionals regarding the extent of your injuries is crucial when you can’t work, as you may be entitled to compensation for your injuries as well as lost wages.

Appealing Denied Claims

You should also let your supervisor know as quickly as you can about the injury and whether or not you will be able to continue working. Report and file a worker’s compensation claim, and notify OSHA about the incident when appropriate.

You should also retain the services of construction accident attorneys immediately after the accident. Advice from accident lawyers is essential in injury claims as medical bills will require payment, and insurance companies sometimes deny or offer only partial payment.

Attorneys experienced in personal injury lawsuits can negotiate directly with your employer’s insurance company to help secure the best possible compensation for your personal injury case.

While the insurance company may offer enough money to cover medical expenses, they do not take into account the pain and suffering that you must experience. At WVLawyer, we have successfully recovered over $100 million in compensation for our clients. We understand how overwhelming and frustrating these accidents can be, so let us provide you with the best legal representation you deserve.

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