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October 2014 Archives

Understanding the seriousness of mild to moderate TBIs


With regard to accidents on the roadway, some victims may brush off minor injuries. While some injuries might appear minimal, those injured in any type of accident should understand that their injuries could, in fact, be very serious. One of these injuries is a brain injury. A victim might experience a mild head injury that could progress into something serious or even lead to brain damage.

How do you file a workers' compensation claim in West Virginia?


Suffering an injury in the workplace could be a very serious and life-changing event. For some employees, a work injury could lead to temporary or permanent disabilities, impacting them for the rest of their life. In these situations, employees should be aware of their options following a work accident. Many question their rights regarding benefits and how to file for workers' compensation.

Employer violation caused fatal West Virginia coalmine accident


Following incidents in the workplace, it is important that proper investigation is conducted. This could help explain the cause of an accident. Furthermore, employers can make the necessary health and safety changes in order to prevent future events from occurring. While making changes following a workplace accident is crucial, employers could still be held accountable for violations in the work place that cause serious work injuries or a fatal work accident.

Options following a motorcycle accident


As previous blog posts have highlighted, motorcyclists in West Virginia face several risks and dangers on the roadways. While wearing a helmet helps protect motorcyclists from possible head and neck injuries, motorcycles do not include the same safety features as other vehicles. Our firm understands that motorcycle accidents could end in tragedy or catastrophic injuries. Victims of a motorcycle crash often require much medical attention and rehabilitation, impacting their life significantly. It is important they understand what options are available to them and what legal recourse they could have.

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