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February 2016 Archives

Understanding the major causes of construction accidents


Construction sites often have heavy machinery and other dangers, and while construction workers and employers are aware of the common risks and hazards in this industry, incidents occur at construction sites that compromise the safety of those in the work environment. This could result in a construction accident, injuring and even killing workers at the site.

Are you a victim of workplace discrimination?

Nobody wants to be a victim. Nobody wants to have his or her legal rights ignored. However, the law can be complex, and sometimes it's difficult to know if you are really being treated unfairly or not. What counts as workplace discrimination in West Virginia and what doesn't?

How do electronic trucking logs help reduce truck accidents?


The trucking industry has a large presence on the roadways in West Virginia and other states across the nation. While these large vehicles help to deliver goods and shipments within and across states, semi-trucks and tractor-trailer trucks pose various risks to those they share the road with. Both trucking companies and truck drivers owe a duty to other travelers on the road, and if they are not complying with federal trucking regulations it could result in a serious truck accident.

West Virginia woman injured in rear-end collision


As a previous post discussed, automobile safety technology can be used to reduce or prevent certain types of collisions. Rear-end collisions, in particular, are common, especially during times of increased traffic such as morning and afternoon rush hour. If a driver is not paying attention, this could easily cause the driver to collide with the rear of the vehicle ahead of them. This is what happened recently on a West Virginia highway.

Technology could be used to reduce rear-end collisions


Errors made behind the wheel often lead to car crashes, and when a driver is negligent, distracted or careless, the driver could cause a collision with other vehicles on the roadway. Rear-end collisions are common in West Virginia and other states across that nation and, according to recent data, roughly 1.7 million rear-end collisions occur on U.S. roadways each year. And in those crashes, about 1,700 individuals die and another 500,000 are hurt.

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