Has an Unsafe Workplace Claimed the Life of Your Family Member?

Contact Attorney David A. Sims to Discuss Your Wrongful Death Claim

If an unsafe workplace has claimed the life or robbed the health of your family member, contact attorney David A. Sims today to discuss your wrongful death claim or lawsuit. Our law firm will work hard to get you the financial compensation for every category of loss that the law allows in your particular situation. The Law Offices of David A. Sims, PLLC, works diligently to uphold the rights of West Virginia families.

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Understand Your Right to a Safe Work Environment

Since 1970, American workers have had the right to work in a safe environment. The Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 states that the purpose of the Act is “To assure safe and healthful working conditions for working men and women; by authorizing enforcement of the standards developed under the Act.” The Act is extensive and provides a wide range of safety regulations and mandates that all employers must follow. An overview of worker’s rights is on the following website, courtesy of OSHA.

Workplace Negligence Resulting in Death

Every year, thousands of workers die on the job as a result of negligence and unsafe workplaces according to the National Center for Occupational Safety and Health (COSH). If you sustained an injury as a result of an unsafe workplace, or lost a loved one as a result of workplace negligence, you may find interest in reviewing the following online resource from COSH, Preventable Deaths: The Tragedy of Workplace Fatalities. Unsafe workplaces are not only illegal, they also expose employers to litigation and compensation claims for damages, injuries, and deaths suffered by their employees as a result of their negligence. If your loved one lost their life as a result of workplace negligence, consider filing a wrongful death claim immediately. 

Common Signs of Workplace Negligence in West Virginia

Workplace negligence in West Virginia is more common than you think. Some of the negligence issues found at an unsafe workplace include:

  • Defective Shut-Off Switches
  • Uninsulated/Bare/Defective Wires & Missing Grounding
  • Machinery and Equipment That is Missing Important Warning Labels & Instructions
  • Missing Safety Guards
  • Poor Quality Equipment/Manufacturing
  • Design Defects
  • Slippery Floors
  • Structural Defects
  • Uneven Surfaces

If you come across these telltale signs of workplace negligence, it is crucial to take action immediately and avoid possible injury to yourself or someone else. 

Workplace Injuries Resulting in Disabled Body Parts or Death

Workplace injuries that may result in immediate death or may result in death weeks, months, or years following the disabling or deadly accident include:
  • Amputations
  • Back and Vertebral Fractures
  • Crushing Injuries
  • Head Injuries and Brain Damage
  • Near-Electrocution
  • Neck Injuries
  • Organ Damage
  • Serious Burns

Statutes of limitations apply to most claims for compensation and lawsuits. Our law firm accepts clients from West Virginia. If you or your loved one have experienced a serious injury or death as a result of negligence at an unsafe workplace, you can trust attorney David A. Sims to fight to defend your right to receive full, fair compensation for your injury or wrongful death claim. Contact the Law Offices of David A. Sims, PLLC, to file a wrongful death claim today.