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    Shaffer & Your Injury at Work: Do You Need More Financial Help?

    If you were severely hurt on the job in West Virginia, and the incident involved hazards at your workplace that your employer knew about and should have corrected, you may have a personal injury claim.

    For an injury that’s long-lasting or life-changing, this is a crucial way to secure your financial future.

    Most West Virginia workers don’t realize you can file this kind of case. An injury at work usually limits you to workers’ compensation insurance benefits. You are prohibited under workers’ comp law from suing your employer.

    It takes glaring recklessness on the part of your employer—or sometimes a contractor or other vendor who caused the unsafe conditions at your workplace—to trigger a personal injury case and the possibility of greater compensation.

    Have an experienced workplace injury lawyer, with deep knowledge of workers’ injury law, look at your case. See what you can do with Shaffer & You.

    Shaffer & Shaffer attorneys have more than 200 years of combined experience in the law. Our Charleston and Madison law firm has been helping West Virginians for more than a century.

    You can’t undo how this trauma disrupted your life, but you deserve every available form of support going forward.

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    How an Injury at Work Claim Can Secure More Compensation for You

    The main benefits you can get for an injury at work under the traditional workers’ comp system are medical treatment for your injury and a portion of the wages you miss when you can’t work.

    But personal injury law, which allows you to seek different kinds of damages, could ultimately give you more, including:

    • Future medical costs
    • Future assistance taking care of yourself
    • Future lost wages
    • Loss of earning capacity if your injury leaves you unable to make as much
    • Compensation for the inconvenience your injury caused you
    • Compensation for the pain and suffering you’ve endured
    • Compensation for permanent disability from a catastrophic injury
    • Wrongful death, if a loved one died from an accident at work

    So much is at stake when your life has been turned upside down because of a major injury at work.

    Don’t let anyone tell you to settle for less than the maximum financial relief available, so you can lead a more secure life. Shaffer & Shaffer has negotiated multi-million-dollar settlements and taken hundreds of cases to trial.

    We will never sell you out for a quick fee.

    Our workplace injury lawyers carry on a 100-year legacy of putting clients’ needs first—always.

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    Have a Question about Personal Injury Claims?

    After a life-altering accident, you’re understandably upset, confused and full of questions. To help you get a sense of what’s next, we’ve prepared answers to common questions about personal injury claims and other legal cases.

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