15 Search Results for "deliberate intent"

June 9, 2010 at 11:12 pm

What? Sue my employer? (Deliberate Intent)

...sts. For a serious injury, the recovery can be substantial. Attorneys take deliberate intent workplace injuries on a contingent fee basis (a percentage of the recovery). We off course, are interested in handling deliberate intent cases or associating with a firm that has this type of case as a “primary area of focus”. We know the firms with the best reputations and won’t hesitate to help you find one. Call if you have been injured seriously in a w...

December 21, 2012 at 8:27 pm

Where to Find Words of Wisdom – Or “Which Button Do I Push?”

...big” cases come along during his or her career. These might be employees’ “deliberate intent” cases, such as the ones filed by the Sago and Upper Big Branch Mine miners and families, product liability (4-wheeler or SUV rollover cases, etc.), Medical Malpractice, or even an auto, truck, or motorcyle collisions with major injuries. Neely pointed out that calling the local lawyer makes good sense. Even if that lawyer was not on the trial lawyers’ (WV...

March 15, 2014 at 1:50 pm

Industrial Accidents

...es of extreme negligence that results in injury or wrongful death. What is Deliberate Intent? Some types of risk are obvious, such as operating a saw without a safety guard or climbing to the top step of a ladder. If your employer knew to a reasonable degree of certainty that you were going to be injured, and asked you to do the job anyway, then your employer is guilty of “deliberate intent.” One of my clients was a machinist who was forced to do...

January 18, 2011 at 9:53 pm

What Does a Personal Injury Lawyer Do Anyway?

..., auto accident, premises fall, medical malpractice, defective product, or deliberate intent (work place injury)? b. Is fault clear, contested, or uncertain? c. What insurance policies are in place, auto liability, premises liability, underinsured coverage, uninsured coverage, property damage, medical insurance, “med pay”, “personal umbrella”, coverage of other family members, etc.? This can be a very complicated answer. But, getting an overview i...

August 17, 2014 at 6:06 pm

A Personal View of How to Find the Best Lawyer

...if the case is much more complex? The typical medical malpractice case or “deliberate intent, industrial injury, case requires the attorney to advance anywhere from $20,000-$100,000 of litigation expenses and wait a year or two to be paid. These expenses include: a. engineering reports, b. medical experts, c. Economists, d. Vocational experts e. depositions, and, f. travel costs. It makes sense to want the attorney handling your industrial injury...

February 27, 2017 at 10:04 pm

A Summing Up of Eight Years’ of Blogging

...on professionalism and collegiality, myriad insurance issues, bad faith, “deliberate intent” industrial injury law, alternate dispute resolution, e.g. mediation, arbitration, ethics, civil disputes and litigation, religion, politics, philosophy, and history. If I could wave a magic wand, I would edit out 25%-30% of 1300 pages. I would ease up on the lecturing tone and the appearance of condescension. Am I ashamed of my writing? No! I can delete a...

January 24, 2018 at 9:43 pm

A Personal Injury Glossary: Negligence, Insurance, and the Rest

...ave diminished medical malpractice claims in WV by ¾ in recent years. 21. “Deliberate Intent Claims”: are claims against an employer for industrial accidents and injuries that result from egregious behavior (“deliberate intent”) and clear violations of industry standards. These claims are over and above Workers’ Compensation claims, which are paid regardless of fault, at carefully circumscribed rates and standards. 22. Social Security Disability,...

March 15, 2014 at 1:50 pm

Mine Site Accidents

...ica dust exposure that causes black lung disease Heavy equipment accidents Deliberate intent Call Toll Free 304-472-7477 for a Free Consultation I would appreciate the opportunity to discuss how I can be of assistance to your and your family. Please contact my law office in Buckhannon, West Virginia, to arrange a free initial consultation about your case. Call toll free 304-472-7477. There is no cost and no obligation to discuss your case. If you...

March 15, 2014 at 1:50 pm

Oil and Gas Explosions

...Every time you crack a well, there is the potential for setting off an explosion, as flammable material is brought up into the air. Gas and oil accidents are legally complex. They require proving that the employer’s negligence was so great that injury to workers was their deliberate intent. Not every work-related injury in the gas and oil industry meets that standard. I will investigate the circumstances of your case and determine whether your ca...

February 24, 2010 at 9:41 pm

Websites, Blogs, Practice Areas, Lawyers Who Fail to Communicate

...d at work because of an “unsafe workplace”. There are remedies under WV’s “Deliberate Intent Statute” beyond your simple “workers compensation” claim. Funny how certain lawyers who advertise heavily fail to communicate with their clients. Just got hired by a nice fellow who waited patiently for a year, met his attorney once, and just learned his lawyer took another job and did not call or send him a letter of regret. He has a serious injury, but h...