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  • Workplace Injury Lawyers in Beckley, WV

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    A workplace injury can occur because of a number of unexpected situations: falls, ladder and scaffolding drops, construction vehicle accidents, trench or tunnel collapse, crane accidents, toxic exposure, or mine explosions. The severity of a workplace injury can be complex, and range from injuries to the back or limbs to wrongful death. Depending on the type of work involved, it may be difficult for an employee to prove that there is outright negligence, so that is when you need the experienced attorneys from Kirby, Gilbert & Ashley to help you!

    A slip and fall may appear to be such an easy case to prove or disprove, but there can be severe injuries such as broken bones or on-going therapy connected with them. Workplace injuries can sometimes be attributed to negligence on the part of someone or an on-going unwillingness to address safety concerns. When a worker is injured severely or when a person dies wrongfully, loved ones suffer needlessly as a result. The bottom line is a lot of added stress on the family, as well as a loss of income. Could the accident have been prevented? Was there negligence on the part of the property owner or the company who produced the piece of equipment that failed?

    Workplace injuries can mean a lengthy time away from work—and much of that period can be filled with doctor’s appointments and other kinds of therapy necessary to get you back to the working world. When an accident at work is serious, worker’s compensation may not be enough, and can often cut a recovery period short. Negligence, on the part of a premises owner or a specific product used on the job may mean filing suit in court to get the problem resolved and the compensation you need.