Skilled and Experienced Princeton Attorney Here to Help You with Your West Virginia Personal Injury or Employment Law Matter
At the Bayless Law Firm in Princeton, we maintain an active litigation practice helping people in the areas of personal injury, employment law, nursing home neglect, Social Security disability and medical malpractice in southern West Virginia. We have a proven track record of results and look forward to the opportunity to help you resolve your legal needs in any of the following areas.
When you’ve been hurt because another person was negligent or reckless, or because a company didn’t take the time to make a safe product or provide a safe workplace, it can be hard not to feel taken advantage of. Although injured through no fault of your own, you are the one saddled with medical bills, missing work or losing your job, and suffering through a painful recovery or learning to live with a permanent disability.
Even though another party is responsible for causing your injuries, getting adequate compensation from them can be challenging. Insurance company settlement offers vastly undervalue the worth of your claim, and if you have to sue, then the burden is on you to prove every aspect of the case, including the other party’s fault and the extent of your own injuries. Meanwhile the insurance company lawyers are arguing that the accident was your own fault or that you weren’t really seriously injured. Overcoming these obstacles can be difficult.
At the Bayless Law Firm, we have over 35 years of experience helping people like you and getting results. Our firm has recovered millions of dollars in settlements and verdicts across a wide range of personal injury matters, including:
- Car Accidents
- Truck Accidents
- Defective Products
- Dangerous Drugs
- Defective Medical Devices
- Coal Mining Accidents
- Marcellus Shale Accidents
Kay Bayless is a pioneer in the field of employment law and a founding member of the West Virginia Employment Lawyers Association. She has been consistently recognized for her ability in labor and employment law by The Best Lawyers in America since 2006 and by West Virginia Super Lawyers since 2007. She has tried or settled hundreds of cases involving wrongful termination, employment discrimination and wage claims.
We represent current and former employees and job applicants in state and federal court and before administrative agencies such as the EEOC and the West Virginia Human Rights Commission. If you have been the victim of employment discrimination or workplace sexual harassment, or if you have been misclassified as exempt from overtime and denied your proper wages, we can help you protect your job and make sure you receive every penny that you are entitled to.
Social Security Disability
For every month you have ever worked, wages you earned were deducted from your paycheck to pay Social Security Disability Insurance premiums. Now that you have become disabled from working and applied for Social Security Disability, you find that your application has been denied. This scenario actually happens to the vast majority of SSD applicants; nearly two-thirds of all applications are initially denied! Many people don’t know there is anything they can do about it, or they don’t think it is worth it to try and fight the system. At the Bayless Law Firm, we know how the system works, and we don’t stop fighting until we have exhausted every resource to get you the benefits that rightfully belong to you.
Nursing Home Neglect
When we are unable to care for ourselves or our loved ones, we trust nursing homes and assisted living facilities to provide appropriate medical care and basic needs to offer a decent quality of life with dignity and respect. Our seniors are some of our most vulnerable citizens, and often they are not able to speak out for themselves when they are being neglected or abused. To make matters worse, nursing home abuse and neglect can sometimes be masked by illnesses and the natural signs of aging, including frailty, senility or personality changes.
Our firm is experienced in identifying signs and symptoms of nursing home neglect and work to hold employees, supervisors and institutions accountable when their inexcusable failures have caused injury to you or a cherished family member. We fight to get compensation for victims of:
- Bedsores/Pressure Sores
- Unlawful Use of Restraints
When doctors breach the trust we have placed in them, either through negligence or incompetence, it can shake our faith in the healthcare system as well as cause serious personal injury or wrongful death. Attorney Kay Bayless is not afraid to stand up to the medical establishment and large medical institutions to do what it takes to get results for her clients. The Bayless Law Firm has a record of achieving the highest multi-million dollar verdicts in Mercer County, one in a medical malpractice case and another in a case involving sexual assault by a doctor against a patient.
Experienced Legal Representation with Your West Virginia Personal Injury and Employment Law Needs
If you have been injured due to the negligence or wrongful conduct of another, or if you have been harassed or discriminated against in the workplace in Charleston and southern West Virginia, the Bayless Law Firm is here to help you. Contact us at our office in Princeton to find out how we can help you.