Workplace Injury & Workers’ Compensation – Olivio Law Firm PLLC
Workers' Compenstation & Workplace Safety Issues in WV
West Virginians have a long and proud history as hard-working, blue-collar people. Locations like coal mines, surface mines, factories, chemical plants, and logging operations, are often physically difficult and sometimes quite dangerous working environments. Beyond ordinary dangers, some employers overlook or compound workplace safety issues that can cause severe or fatal injuries:
Coal mining accidents, coal mine roof falls
Construction site accidents
Crushing injuries, resulting in broken bones or permanent disability
Industiral equipment accidents
Serious burns, explosions, fire injuries
Severe burns caused by fires, explostions, chemical exposure, or electrocution
Severe injuries to the neck or back
Soft tissue injuries or joint damage
Spinal cord damage, resulting in partial or total paralysis
Traumatic brain injuries
Unsafe manufacturing equipment
Worksite chemical spills, toxic exposure torts
Does Workers' Compensation Cover Deliberate Intent?
West Virginia has adopted a workers’ compensation system to provide some degree of compensation for those injured on the job, and there is an additional layer of potential reimbursement above the regular workers’ compensation limits. This additional source of potential compensation is called deliberate intent, or commonly referred to in the law as a “Mandolidis” claim. If your employer had knowledge of dangerous conditions on the jobsite before sending workers into that area and you were injured as a result of one of those previously known dangerous conditions, you may have a deliberate intent claim that could entitle you to compensation above what you might expect under the workers’ compensation system.
Experienced “Deliberate Intent” or “Mandolidis” Claim Attorney
Deliberate intent claims may happen on any job site, and most occur in mining operations, factory settings, heavy equipment operations, logging operations, and other strenuous work environments where mistakes and shortcuts can cause serious injury or even death. Olivio Law Firm, PLLC has the experience in deliberate intent or “Mandolidis” cases. With over a decade of experience representing companies against injury claims, our attorneys at Olivio Law Firm use this beneficial experience for workers injured on dangerous job sites.
The Olivio Law Firm, PLLC understands the regulations set forth by OSHA, MSHA, and NIOSH that guide many of the dangerous job sites. We know the standards that employers must meet in order to rpovide a safe working environment. Our deliberate intent team will throughly investigate your claim, retain a team of experts to support your claim and build your case for a successful outcome, through trial and appeal, if necessary.
Olivio Law Firm, PLLC, in Charleston: Achieve a Successful Outcome
The Olivio Law Firm, PLLC in Charleston, West Virginia, has the necessary experience in workplace injury, or deliberate intent, cases to achieve a successful outcome. We have the professional and financial resources to handle complex workers’ compensation cases. If you have a family member or friend who was involved in a workplace or job site injury, call our attorneys at the Olivio Law Firm, PLLC, for a knowledgeable opinion regarding your rights
Contact us today for a free consultation: (304) 414-0222
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