Occupational Safety & Health

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Originally conceived as a boutique litigation practice, the Firm quickly recognized the need to add additional lawyers to staff complex cases. From the core of five lawyers, the Firm has grown sufficiently to provide quality representation in the following areas of practice.


Safety inspections of business premises are conducted by federal and state agencies. Substantial monetary fines can be assessed against the business owners. It is important for a client subjected to these inspections and fines to understand their legal rights.

FWL’s lawyers have experience in representing businesses subjected to fines and monetary assessments. Beyond the financial loss to the business that can result from an OSHA or state assessment, these administrative investigations create a paper trail which can be used in subsequent civil and criminal litigation.

Selecting a lawyer early is important. If there is a serious accident in the workplace, counsel should be immediately retained to assist you during the OSHA or state investigation. Without the assistance of counsel during this phase, the business may miss the opportunity to communicate with the investigators and have input regarding the substance of the accident investigation report.

FWL accepts occupational safety and health representations throughout the state of West Virginia and in those regions of Kentucky and Ohio as requested. FWL representation provides an opportunity to avoid or reduce the adverse consequences which can result from a serious workplace accident.

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