What should I look for in a workplace accident attorney?
In a workplace accident attorney, if you’ve been involved in a workplace accident, you need to look for an attorney that has experience. If you’re going to sue your employer here in West Virginia there’s a very, very specific standard and regulation that you have to, statute that you have to sue them under and the West Virginia code. You have to prove that there is an unsafe working condition that that employer had knowledge of the unsafe condition that violated a state or federal safety statute and that they knew about it, but nevertheless they exposed you to the unsafe condition and they suffered a serious injury. Those are the five elements that are required to be proven in a workplace accident. So, it’s very important that you hire an attorney such as myself or another attorney here at Bailey Javins & Carter that has ample experience in workplace accidents. We do more workplace accident cases than any firm in the state. We’re very, very qualified to handle those. It’s also very important to know what type of worksite you were injured on. For example if you were injured in the mining industry OSHA does not apply to injuries in the mining industry. Mining industry is MSHA, the Mine Safety and Health Administration. But, if you’re injured in another type of accident that is off a mine site that is on a typical worksite then the OSHA Regulations apply. And we’re well versed here at Bailey Javins & Carter into the requirements both under OSHA and MSHA the workplace safety regulations that are required and mandatory on these work sites. So, if you’re involved in a workplace accident please give myself or another attorney here Bailey Javins & Carter a call as soon as possible and we’ll be able to help you.