DiTrapano Law Firm

DiTrapano Law Firm

Charleston, West Virginia's Premier Personal Injury and Employment Law Attorneys



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If an employer is aware of a dangerous condition that exists on their job site or workplace, and one of its employees is injured as a result of the dangerous condition, the employee has more than just a workers' compensation claim. The employee has a "deliberate intent" claim against their employer.




In a workers' compensation claim, the employer's workers' compensation insurance only has to pay a portion of the employees' medical bills and a portion of the employees' lost wages. However, if the employer exposed you or a loved one to a dangerous condition and a serious injury results, the insurance may also cover pain and suffering and future lost earnings if the individual can no longer work or can no longer earn the same income due to the permanency of their injury.


Examples of Common Deliberate Intent cases:

  • Injuries resulting from an Employer's failure to train its employees on equipment or construction sites
  • Injuries resulting from an Employer's failure to provide safety equipment
  • Injuries resulting from an Employer's failure to fix defective equipment that is dangerous
  • Injuries resulting from an Employer's failure to provide safety harnesses in roofing and construction jobs
  • Injuries in coal mines due to defective equipment, lack of training, or lack of mine inspections
  • Injuries caused by co-workers who are under the influence of drugs
To learn about your legal alternatives in a case involving an employer's deliberate intent, call DiTrapano Law Firm at 304.414.0184, or contact us online.

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Lia DiTrapano Fairless, Attorney at Law
604 Virginia Street East, Suite 307
Charleston, West Virginia 25301

Phone: 304.414.0184
Fax: 304.414.0185
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