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September 2015 Archives

Asbestos and filing a workers' compensation claim

Many employers seek to look out for the health and well-being of their employees, but incidents in the workplace can still occur, resulting in injuries and even illnesses related to the work environment. While changes to the health and safety standards in the workplace could help increase the safety in the work environment and reduce occurrences of work-related illnesses and injuries, these measures unfortunately do not eliminate injuries and illnesses in some occupations.

What are the major causes of a brain injury?

Being a victim in an accident that causes a brain injury can not only mean a lengthy recovery and much medical treatment, it could mean suffering a serious injury by the hand of a negligent actor. Whether the accident occurred at work, while traveling on the roadway, at the property of another or other similar settings, if a negligent or reckless individual was at fault, that party could be held liable for the losses and damages caused by the incident.

The right approach after suffering head trauma

When someone in West Virginia suffers a serious injury due to head trauma, that person probably does not expect the long road of recover associated with this type of injury. The financial burdens alone can be very daunting, causing the victim to question how to afford the medical care and rehabilitation process. A brain injury could significantly impact the life of a victim as well as loved ones, and if a negligent party is at fault it is important for victims to understand the potential legal recourse available to them.

What is the top OSHA violation?

Many employees work in environments that cause workers to encounter many dangers and risks. For example, construction workers often work at great heights or with tools or machinery that could cause serious injuries or even death. Because of this, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration has implemented safety regulations. However, despite their efforts to enforce safety, violations still commonly occur.

What "hours of service" violation most frequently occurs?

West Virginia residents are probably aware of the important role large motor carriers such as semi-trucks and tractor-trailer trucks play in intrastate and interstate commerce. Because their major purpose is to transport large shipments from one destination to another, these large vehicles are frequently seen on major roads throughout the nation. Moreover, most trucks travel a long distance, requiring truck drivers to drive long hours.

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