Logging and related industries are a major part of the West Virginia economy. We are blessed with a beautiful and renewable forest resource that supports many hardworking families here in the Mountain State. However, logging is a dangerous business, and despite OSHA and other safety laws, many loggers suffer injury and death each year because of misconduct or negligence. Inadequate maintenance, defective equipment design or manufacture, poor training and other types of negligence are common causes of injuries and death in the logging industry.
When bad things happen to good people, we're here to help.
At our Huntington law firm, Duffield, Lovejoy, Stemple & Boggs, Attorneys at Law, our lawyers help clients who were injured while working in the forests of the state. As lifelong residents of the region, we understand our clients' concerns and appreciate their uncertainties about filing lawsuits against their employers or other parties. However, we also know that injuries suffered while working in the logging industry can leave a victim unable to work for months or years. Our clients need and deserve compensation that can relieve their financial worries while they recover.
We help workers injured because of:
- Inadequate, defective or poorly maintained safety gear
- Poorly maintained or defective saws and other equipment
- Slips or falls
- Falling trees and logs
- Truck, skidder, forklift and other heavy equipment accidents
- Rock slides and mudslides on steep slopes
We also file wrongful death claims on behalf of the families of those killed in timbering accidents. We investigate thoroughly and consult with safety experts to document the negligence that led to the design or manufacturing defect, training deficits or maintenance problems. We consult with medical specialists and the treating physician to determine the effect of the injuries or death on our client and his or her family. We build strong cases that seek the compensation that a client needs to heal after a defective equipment injury or other serious logging injury.
Please contact our Huntington logging injury lawyers to learn how we can assist you after a timbering accident.
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