Injured Worker Seeks Damages after Fall
An Aurora man has filed a lawsuit alleging he was injured on the job as the result of his employer’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) standards violations.
Darrel Fint filed his complaint in US District Court for the Southern District of West Virginia on September 26, 2017. The suit claims Brayman Construction Corporation’s OSHA violations caused him to fall backward into an un-barricaded hole while he was assisting a Hinton drill crew on the job in January.
The fall caused him to sustain severe, permanent, and catastrophic injuries, including a broken neck. Fint has undergone extensive major surgery and experienced loss of body functions. His injuries and subsequent recovery caused him to miss time from work and loss of earnings, as well as continued mental anguish. His medical expenses were enormous.
Fint claims Brayman Construction Corp. is responsible for his injuries because the company allegedly failed to install a barricade around the hole to protect from holes.
Plaintiff Seeks Damages after Fall
Fint has requested a trial by jury and is seeking financial relief for special and general damages, as well as interests and fees associated with the lawsuit, including attorneys’ fees.
Our firm is representing Fint. We believe he deserves compensation for his injuries and other costs associated with the incident because if Brayman had followed standards set by OSHA, our client would have not been injured.
Getting the Compensation You Deserve after a Workplace Injury
We’ve worked with many clients injured on the job as a result of negligence on the part of an employer or a third party. Often, these injuries are serious and require long-term medical care and rehabilitation. In many instances, clients are unable to return to work and are forced to deal with complications for the rest of their lives.
Employers are responsible for ensuring their workers are safe and that they adhere to safety standards enacted by OSHA. These standards are in place to ensure workers are safe from harm and to make sure employers can be held responsible when they fail to meet their obligations.
Have you been injured on the job and you believe your injuries were caused by your employer’s negligence? We can help. Our team understands how difficult it can be to deal with workplace injuries. For more information or to speak to someone about an accident at work that resulted in injury, contact Heavens Law at 888.897.5377 to learn more.