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Morgantown Work Related Injury Attorney

Experienced Work Injury Lawyers Helping Clients in Morgantown, Clarksburg & Beyond

If you’ve sustained an injury while at work, your employer or the third-party at fault deserves to be held responsible for their conduct. Injuries can cause victims to miss work, lose wages, and medical bills can easily rack up to create a debt. Our Morgantown work-related injury and death attorneys at Shaffer Madia Law can help you gather the evidence you need to recover your damages.

Our Work Injury Lawyers Can Help

Here are some common questions regarding work related injuries:

Can I sue my employer for an injury on the job?

While most work environments encourage workers to pursue compensation via workers' compensation, this type of compensation does not include pain and suffering or punitive damages.

There are several instances where you may be able to pursue a personal injury lawsuit against your employer including: if your employer intentionally hurt you, or if your employer does not have workers' compensation insurance.

Can a lawyer help me if I have been injured on the job?

A work injury attorney can help you file the claim as well as assisting in getting you the compensation you deserve. Whether it's for a leave of absence from work or medical expenses, our experienced work injury lawyers can assistance in getting the compensation and care needed to help you recover.

How long do I have to sue for work related injuries?

A personal injury lawsuit in West Virginia must be filed within 2 years of the date of your accident.

Need help recovering damages for your work injuries? Call Shaffer Madia Law today at (304) 244-4433, or contact us online for a free consultation with our Morgantown work injury lawyers.

Common Types of Workplace Accidents & Injuries

In 2017, there were a reported 2.8 million non-fatal workplace injuries in the United States. While many associated work injuries with high-risk jobs like construction, roofing, and other factory-related professions, workers can be injured at any time – even in a typical office.

Common workplace accidents include:

  • Slip and falls, which can occur due to factors like wet surfaces or torn carpet
  • Machinery accidents
  • Commercial vehicle accidents
  • Industrial accidents
  • Unsafe premises
  • Construction accidents

Injuries from incidents at work can be minor and include whiplash, sprains and fractures, and cuts and abrasions, or more serious, such as brain and head trauma, spinal cord and neck injuries, broken bones, burns, and internal bleeding.

When you seek medical treatment for your injuries, it’s important to collect as much documentation as possible, such as a doctor’s note and photos of your injuries. This evidence is needed when you file a personal injury claim.

What to Do in the Event of a Work Related Death

According to the National Safety Council, nearly 5,200 American workers died on the job in 2017. Those dependent on the deceased worker may file a wrongful death claim after a loved one dies due to a work-related injury or illness, including spouses or children.

Compensation from wrongful death cases is intended to compensate the survivors after the loss of financial support from the deceased worker, and can also include compensation for burial expenses, medical expenses and other final expenses. If your loved one passed away, our work injury attorneys can help you in your wrongful death case. During this difficult time, we can be the shoulder to lean on.

Our Morgantown work-related injury and death lawyers have the experience needed to help you recover. Call us at (304) 244-4433 to get started.

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Our work injury blogs offer additional resources and information for victims of workplace injuries.

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  • Sam Madia Has Experience as a Former Insurance Defense Attorney

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