Workers’ Compensation Lawyer in Southern West Virginia
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Denied Workers’ Compensation? Contact Attorney John Shumate

Workers’ compensation laws are complicated and can be difficult to comprehend. The best way to know and understand your rights when it comes to workers’ compensation is by relying on southern West Virginia’s trusted and experienced attorney, John H. Shumate, Esq. With law offices in both Beckley, WV, and Mount Hope, WV, our firm can effectively represent and counsel clients from a wide range of areas while still providing personal attention.

Whether you sustain injuries on the job and require benefits to supplement lost income, or believe that you have been wrongfully denied workers’ compensation, contact John H. Shumate and his legal team as soon as possible. Mr. Shumate has experience with all three appellate levels regarding workers’ compensation:


Workers’ Compensation Benefits for Employees Hurt on the Job

With more than 40 years of experience, attorney John H. Shumate knows everything there is to know about workers’ compensation and the laws that maintain it. West Virginia law requires business owners who employ at least three people to offer workers’ compensation benefits, which employees receive after sustaining an injury at work. While you are entitled to receive workers’ compensation after being hurt on the job regardless of who was at fault, some employers fail to provide it. If it occurs, call John Shumate’s legal office at (304) 877-5516 in southern West Virginia to help you get the compensation you deserve!

Compensation for Sufferers of Occupational Diseases in WV

In addition to unforeseen workplace injuries, workers’ compensation is also available for those who have developed serious occupational diseases. Coal miners who are diagnosed with black lung, construction workers who have contracted asbestosis, hearing loss, carpal tunnel syndrome, and many other types of situations fall under this category. Because work conditions directly cause these diseases, sufferers are fully entitled to workers’ compensation benefits. If you believe that you are eligible for these benefits but have been denied or have not yet received them, call our legal office today for a free consultation!