In addition to filing a workers’ compensation claim for a workplace injury in West Virginia, an employee can file a lawsuit against his or her employer by claiming the injury was caused by the employer’s “deliberate intent” to expose employees to unsafe conditions. Such lawsuits can be a source of concern for employers, but Spilman Thomas & Battle’s experienced trial lawyers strive to obtain favorable outcomes for clients in deliberate intent cases.

Drawing upon broad experience and litigation prowess, Spilman deliberate intent lawyers have achieved favorable outcomes for clients, including dismissal of claim, summary judgment, settlement, verdict for the defense and victory on appeal.

Spilman attorneys provide a comprehensive range of deliberate intent services, including simple litigation, complex litigation, class actions, representation before the West Virginia Mass Litigation Panel, mediation services, review of claims and consulting services.

Spilman’s deliberate intent lawyers possess valuable experience, spanning a broad range of industries and clients. In recent years, we have defended

  • Steel mills
  • Metal foundries
  • Machine shops
  • Manufacturers
  • Trucking companies
  • General contractors
  • Insurers
  • Small business owners
  • Mine operators

We have handled deliberate intent matters for these clients in a wide range of venues, including federal courts, state courts, appellate courts, and before administrative and regulatory bodies.
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Michael J. Basile / Responsible Attorney