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May 2012 Archives

West Virginia ranks poorly in recent seat belt study

If you happen to be driving a car in West Virginia, buckle up: according to a recent study, West Virginia has the nation's seventh-highest death rate involving accidents and violence at 19.8%, compared with the national average of 12.4%. The state also rated poorly on seat belt use and non-fatal motor vehicle injuries.

Workers' compensation clause upheld in employment contract

NFL players, like other employees in West Virginia and across the country, may have a right to seek workers' compensation if they get injured on the job. However, retired defensive end Vaughn Booker recently discovered that not all states administer the same type of workers' compensation program, and the terms of your employment agreement may impose further restrictions on that process.

Research study appointed after West Virginia mining disaster

Litigation has become commonplace in American culture. It's hard to go a single day without hearing about a new lawsuit in the media. Amidst this news flurry, it may be easy to forget that the legal system has accomplished many positive reforms, including a better, safer workplace for many Americans.

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