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You Work Hard. After An Accident, We'll Work For You.

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When you go to work, you have a right to fair treatment, fair compensation and a safe environment. Unfortunately, workplace accidents happen every day. Construction workers, security officers and others in high-risk jobs are particularly likely to be injured, but anyone can get hurt at work. You might be involved in a car accident while traveling to a meeting or slip and fall in an office building.

Whatever the circumstances, if you're hurt on the job, your employer is required to pay for your medical bills and lost wages. You may also have a claim against a third party who caused your accident, such as a client or contractor. Unfortunately, collecting the benefits you need can be a difficult process. The parties responsible for paying you will do everything they can to reduce their liability.

We've been rooted here in Weirton since 1952, and our attorneys understand just how hard you work every day. That's why we're here to fight for you. If you've been hurt at work, reach out to Recht Law Offices today.

A workplace accident lawyer at our firm can help with any of the following injuries:

If your injury happened in the regular course of your employment, you should be able to file a workers' compensation claim to pay for your lost wages and medical bills. This is a "no-fault" system. That means even if the accident was your fault, your employer and its workers' compensation insurance company has to pay. All you need to prove is that the injury happened at work.

Because workers' compensation exists, you cannot file a personal injury claim against your employer under most circumstances. This means you cannot recover compensation for pain and suffering, emotional distress or other damages that are not lost wages or medical bills. However, if someone other than your employer was responsible for your injury, you can file a claim against that person or company.

Workplace accidents can lead to complicated cases. If you try to handle your claim alone, you may be left with less than you need to pay for the full cost of the accident. That's why you need an experienced attorney on your side. Our versatile legal team will investigate all of the circumstances surrounding your injury and help you file a workers' compensation or personal injury claim. We'll help you understand the full cost of your accident, and we'll fight to get your medical bills and other expenses paid.

You work hard for your family, and our family will work hard for you. Call 1 (877) 321-7324 today for your free case evaluation.

Asbestos and Mesothelioma

For decades, asbestos was used as a building material in homes and commercial buildings nationwide. Unfortunately, asbestos exposure can harm the body system over time, leading to serious medical conditions such as mesothelioma.

Because asbestos affects the body gradually and persistently over time, victims often exhibit little evidence of exposure until years later. Asbestos was widely used in many injuries for years, exposing millions of workers.

Many industrial and household products contain asbestos or were produced in environments where asbestos was present, such as:

  • Fire-retardant textiles used in ironing board covers, pot holders, etc.
  • Household appliances that heat through electric coils (e.g., hair dryers)
  • Asbestos pipe, wallboard or millboard
  • Turbines, pumps and purifiers
  • Fireproofing spray
  • Joint compound and powder plaster
  • Thermal insulation, pipe insulation, gaskets and packing
  • Insulated wiring
  • Wall and ceiling tiles
  • Acoustical textures and refractories
  • Textured paints, cements and compounds
  • Material used in the brake assembly of cars and trucks
  • Siding and roofing products
  • Furnaces and boilers, and insulation used in these products

Years after exposure, some asbestos victims exhibit symptoms of mesothelioma, including anemia, chest pain, weight loss and abdominal pain. If you or a loved one is suffering from mesothelioma due to work-related exposure, contact us today. We can fight for the compensation you need to move forward again.

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Needle Stick Injuries

Needle sticks are some of the most common injuries suffered by workers in hospitals and medical facilities. Being exposed to contaminated blood or other pathogens through a needle stick can lead to serious illness. Extensive testing is often needed to confirm or refute contamination. Some of the diseases spread by needle sticks include:

  • Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV), which causes Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS)
  • Malaria
  • Herpes
  • Hepatitis, such as Hepatitis B and C virus (HBV and HCV, respectively)
  • Diphtheria
  • Spotted Fever
  • Typhus
  • Tuberculosis
  • Syphilis

You work hard to protect others' health, and you put your own health on the line for the sake of your patients. Contact Recht Law today to fight for the compensation you need after a needle stick injury.

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Pesticide Poisoning

Agricultural workers are exposed to many risks while on the job, and some of the most dangerous are chemicals such as pesticides. The toxins used in pesticides don't just harm pests. They can harm children and even adults, contributing to a host of health issues. Depending on the circumstances, you may have a claim against the manufacturer of the pesticide or against your employer.

We understand that the relationships between farm workers and their employers can make cases involving pesticide poisoning especially challenging. That's why we want to hear from you today. We understand the Weirton community and the unique needs of the people in our area. Our attorneys will work through your case with compassion and understanding.

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Railroad Accidents

Working on the railroad is a sometimes dangerous profession, with accidents ranging from falls in high-traffic areas to injuries inflicted by closing doors and other components of the train itself. Carriers are required to provide a safe environment for workers and passengers alike. When something goes wrong, it's usually workers who suffer.

Under federal law, railroad workers have a limited exemption to the usual ban on suing one's employer. The legal circumstances and multiple liabilities involved can make a railroad accident claim especially complicated. That's why you need a veteran attorney on your side. Reach out to Recht Law today.

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Toxic Environments

Unfortunately, exposure to toxic chemicals is a reality in many workplaces. You may have been exposed to lead paint - which is usually associated with injuries to children but can affect adults as well. If you worked long hours in a building contaminated by mold or other toxins, you and your colleagues may suffer from what's colloquially known as "sick building syndrome."

Employers are responsible for providing a safe work environment for their employees. If you were exposed to toxins at work, give us a call today. We'll get right to work on your case and help you fight to get your medical bills, lost wages and other damages paid.

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