If you are injured on the job, under certain circumstances, you may be eligible for a deliberate intent and workplace injury case, which is unique to the State of West Virginia. Also known as “Mandolidis” laws, deliberate intent laws provide an avenue for pursuing further monetary compensation in instances where it can be proven that your employer allowed an unsafe work environment under certain circumstances.
If you believe that your employer had a deliberate and purposeful disregard for the safety of you and your fellow employees, you may be eligible for compensation outside that outlined in the workers’ compensation plan. Our deliberate intent lawyers at the Berthold Law Firm in the Charleston, West Virginia area can review your case and determine the appropriateness of pursuing such action. Contact our workplace injury lawyers to set up a consultation.
In the state of West Virginia, you can file a claim against your employer for additional compensation if you believe your employer has shown a deliberate intent to injure employees by requiring them to work in an unsafe work environment. To file a successful deliberate intent claim, a lawyer must be able to prove that all five of the following criteria were met by the employer:
W. Va. Code § 23-4-2(c)(2)(ii).
Contact our deliberate intent lawyers in Charleston, West Virginia today to schedule a consultation. We can review your case and determine if you’re eligible for additional compensation.