West Virginia Industrial Accidents Attorney

Industrial accidents cause unnecessary deaths, injuries and illnesses every year in West Virginia and throughout the U.S. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics:

  • In 2010 there were 4,547 fatal work injuries in the U.S.
  • In 2010 there were 95 fatal work injuries in West Virginia
  • Men accounted for a total of 89, or 94% of work related fatalities in West Virginia
  • More than 1/3 of the fatalities were caused by fires and explosions
  • Transportation incidents, which include highway, non-highway, pedestrian, air, water and rail accidents, accounted for about 1/3 of all male fatalities
  • Workers  25-54 years old accounted for 62 of West Virginia’s work-related fatalities, or 65%
  • Construction and extraction occupations had the highest number of workplace fatalities – 35

(sources: Bureau of Labor Statistics, Workplace Fatalities; OSHA; U.S. Dept. Labor)

In many instances, even when Worker’s Compensation coverage applies, compensation may be available in a personal injury claim. Families of deceased victims may seek compensation in a wrongful death claim. It is extremely important to preserve your rights and to ascertain whether a claim may be pursued. A complimentary consultation with an experienced West Virginia personal injury attorney is highly advisable. Tiano O’Dell has helped countless injured parties and families of deceased workers obtain settlements and awards, even when they did not know that relief was available.

Industrial Accidents Vary Widely:

West Virginia employs thousands in the mining industry. Unfortunately, industrial accidents are not uncommon:

  • Coal mining accidents
  • Gas drilling accidents
  • Oil and gas explosions
  • Toxic exposure
  • Deliberate intent
  • Railroad construction accidents
  • Construction of all kinds

A personal injury lawsuit may seek compensation for:

  • Medical expenses stemming from the time of the explosion or injury
  • Rehabilitation and treatment
  • Pain and suffering
  • Lost income, lost future income
  • Loss of consortium
  • Property damage

Wrongful death lawsuits seek compensation for the survivors of the deceased, including:

  • Burial and funeral expenses
  • Medical expenses
  • Pain and suffering
  • Punitive damages where applicable
  • Lost future earnings
  • Loss of enjoyment of life
  • Other – ask your attorney

Complimentary Case Evaluation for Industrial Accident Victim with West Virginia Attorney; No Fees Unless We Win:

If you were injured in an industrial accident, it is wise to preserve your right to pursue compensation for damages. Tiano O’Dell represents clients in Charleston and throughout West Virginia. Firm founders William Tiano and Tony O’Dell believe that injured parties should be compensated for the negligence of others and that responsible parties should be held accountable for their actions. Tiano O’Dell has represented thousands of clients over the past twenty years. They have been named as Top 100 Trial Lawyers by the prestigious American Trial Lawyers Association, as well as West Virginia Super Lawyers. These distinctions were earned by meticulous attention to detail and hard work. If your case is accepted, there will be no legal fees unless the case is won in court or settled. To schedule your complimentary, confidential case review, call Tiano O’Dell at 304-720-6700.

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