West Virginia Workplace Injury Attorney
People go to work everyday expecting that their day will progress as usual, but sometimes accidents happen. Were you injured after being required to work in unsafe conditions? Did your employer know about the unsafe condition and that you were at risk for a serious injury? At the Morgantown Law Offices of Kelly R. Reed, we can help you understand your options if you were injured at work.
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If you have been injured at work, you will want to file a workers' compensation claim. In most cases, that is your only recourse if you are injured at work. However, if your employer required you to work in unsafe conditions, knew about the unsafe conditions and that you were at risk for serious injury, you may have a "deliberate intent" claim.
What is a deliberate intent claim?
In order to file a deliberate intent claim, you must have been injured while working in an unsafe environment that violated OSHA or some other industry-regulated standards of safety. If your employer knowingly required you to work under these conditions, you may have a deliberate intent claim.
This is typically the only circumstance in which you can sue your employer for a workplace injury.
Types of Injuries
Deliberate intent workplace injuries occur in all types of environments. If you were working in unsafe conditions when you suffered your on-the-job injury, you may have a claim. These injuries often stem from the use of heavy equipment or faulty machinery. We protect the rights of clients who have been injured at work in these circumstances. Some of the most common industries where such injuries occur include:
- Factory Work
- General Industry
If you have suffered a serious injury in your workplace after being required to work in an unsafe environment, you may have a deliberate intent claim. At the Morgantown Law Offices of Kelly R. Reed, we can help ensure that your rights are protected. Contact us today for more information.