Safety on the job is crucial to the success of employees and employers alike. At the same time, not all workplaces are as safe as regulations require. Many employers are more concerned with daily cost savings, and end up failing to invest in the health and well-being of the individuals who work for them.
The Impact of Workplace Accidents
In some cases, this negligence is demonstrated in an employer’s lack of safety training procedures for employees in labor intensive jobs (like construction workers or industrial workers). In others, the employers’ workers’ compensation claim processes are designed to limit claims and insurance payouts for injured workers.
Putting a company’s bottom line ahead of your personal safety and health is plain wrong. If you have suffered a personal injury because of a workplace accident, make sure to take a stand. At Bailey, Javins & Carter, L.C., we can take that stand with you and give you the advocacy you need on the legal front to ultimately get results and recover the compensation you deserve.
Fighting Back Against Safety Issues In West Virginia’s Most Dangerous Jobs
It is true that every workplace, including those that involve sedentary jobs, can have workers’ compensation issues arise. Still, the most hazardous situations typically happen in labor-intensive jobs, where employees use heavy equipment or work with hazardous materials on a regular basis.
The surge of energy development in West Virginia, as in the Marcellus Shale, has led to an increase in gas explosion injuries. Some of these oil and gas rig injuries can even result in fatalities — something that no amount of workers’ compensation can repair.
At Bailey, Javins & Carter, L.C., we are determined to help injury victims recover, but we also strive to encourage safe habits in the workplace. Prevention is the best way to avoid the cost of an injury, which is why we are active in the legal community, taking on speaking engagements and informing the community about the convergence of the law and workplace injuries. With more than 40 years of experience in a breadth of injury cases, we can help you. We have handled everything from logging and timbering accidents to accidents from traffic management in road construction.
We work on a contingency basis. We don’t get paid unless you do.
Contact an effective workplace accident attorney
We have offices conveniently located in Logan, Summersville, and Charleston, West Virginia, and our attorneys represent clients throughout the state. Do not hesitate to contact our firm to know more about our services or to simply get more information about what your case could involve.