U.S. Virgin Islands Work Injury Attorney

St. John workplace injury lawyer

Lawyers Providing Legal Help With Workplace Accidents in St. Croix, St. John, and St. Thomas

The U.S. Virgin Islands is a beautiful place to live and work, but a serious injury can be just as devastating here as it would be in less scenic locales. However, if you are injured while at work, an experienced lawyer can help you understand your options for receiving financial compensation.

The attorneys of Colianni & Colianni, LLC have over 60 years of combined legal experience, and we have represented countless clients in a wide variety of injury cases. We can investigate the circumstances of your injury and determine whether you can pursue a personal injury lawsuit against the party or parties who were responsible. We are dedicated to helping you receive the compensation that addresses the harm done to you and your family.

Work Accident Injuries in the Virgin Islands

As in the rest of the United States, employers in the U.S. Virgin Islands are required to maintain workers' compensation insurance coverage for their employees. Anyone injured in the course of their work is eligible to receive workers' comp benefits that will cover their medical treatment, and an employee may also be eligible for disability benefits if they are temporarily or permanently unable to return to work at their previous position.

While workers' compensation can provide much-needed financial assistance following a work injury, it may not fully cover the extent of your damages. You may also be eligible to pursue a third-party lawsuit against a person or company who was responsible for your injury. These types of lawsuits may be possible in a wide variety of situations, including:

  • Construction accidents - A construction site can be a dangerous place to work. When injuries occur, a variety of parties may be responsible. For example, a subcontractor who failed to follow the proper safety procedures may be liable for injuries caused as a result. In addition, manufacturers of defective equipment, such as tools, machinery, ladders, scaffolds, or cranes may be liable for the damages experienced because of these defects.
  • Longshore and harbor worker injuries - Those who are injured while working in docks, marinas, or shipyards may be able to pursue a claim against the owner of a vessel who failed to protect the safety of those who boarded their ship, or against crew members who did not follow navigation laws.
  • Car accidents - A person who is injured in a motor vehicle collision while they are on the job may be able to pursue compensation from a negligent driver who was at fault for the accident or a manufacturer of defective auto parts.
  • Seasonal or temporary work injuries - People working in the hospitality industry during the tourist season may interact with multiple organizations, contractors, and venues. When injuries occur, several different parties may be involved, and an attorney can help determine who was liable for the injury and the options for pursuing a third party lawsuit.

Contact a U.S. Virgin Islands Personal Injury Attorney

At Colianni & Colianni, LLC, we can provide you with the legal representation you need after suffering a work-related injury. We will identify and pursue legal action against any liable parties, ensuring that you are able to receive compensation that covers the costs of your medical treatment, the impact of your injury on your ability to work, and the pain and suffering you and your family have experienced. To learn more about how we can help, contact our office at 340-719-1766 for a free consultation.

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