Our wealth of natural resources in West Virginia has provided many job opportunities for truck drivers. Unfortunately, these opportunities have come with a price. Many truck drivers are forced to work six, seven or eight days in a row, resulting in dangerous fatigue. Some new drivers are put behind the wheel with inadequate training, putting both the driver and other people at risk.
Representing Gas, Coal and Lumber Truck Drivers
At Bailey, Javins & Carter, L.C., our lawyers represent truck drivers who have been injured in accidents on West Virginia roads. Regardless of who was at fault for the accident, you may be entitled to compensation. Contact us for a free initial consultation at our Charleston, Logan or Summersville office. We also offer in-home and hospital consultations. If your employer is covered by workers’ compensation, you are entitled to benefits regardless of who was at fault. These benefits include:
- Free medical care and prescription drugs for as long as you are injured
- Disability benefits for as long as you cannot work or can only work part-time
If your injury was caused by negligence of a third party (someone who does not work for your employer), you can file a personal injury lawsuit against the third party to seek compensation for damages not covered by workers’ compensation such as pain and suffering.
While employers are generally protected from employee lawsuits for injuries that occur on the job, there are exceptions in West Virginia. If your injury was caused by actions of your employer, such as forcing you to work overtime or failure to provide you with proper training, you may be entitled to additional compensation under our state’s deliberate intent laws.
Representing out-of-state drivers: If you were injured while driving in West Virginia, it’s important to contact a West Virginia lawyer who understands our state’s laws and courts.
We work on a contingency basis. We don’t get paid unless you do.
Free Initial Consultation With Our Personal Injury Lawyers
Contact our firm to schedule a free consultation with our truck driver injury attorneys in Charleston, Logan or Summersville.