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December 2015 Archives

11 workers injured in West Virginia chemical plant incident

As a previous post highlighted, serious and fatal injuries could occur in the workplace. In these matters, it is important that employees, employers and federal agencies, such as the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, understand how the accident occurred and how it could be avoided or prevented in the future. A thorough work accident investigation does not only uncover the cause of the workplace accident but also help injured workers recover benefits for the injuries, losses and damages incurred by the incident.

What is the worksite accident investigation process?

When a work accident happens or nearly happens, it can be a stressful event for employees and the employer at the worksite. Whether a serious worksite incident occurs or there is a close call, it is essential that proper investigation is carried out to understand what happened and to avoid similar incidents in the future. Workers in West Virginia and other states across the nation should be aware of the worksite accident investigation process employers should follow in these matters.

How big of a problem is impaired driving?

With the holidays around the corner, most West Virginia residents are probably planning and preparing for gatherings and holiday events. While winter holidays are considered a joyous time of the year, it is also a time when motorists need to use extra caution. Traffic on the roadways increases as individuals and families travel within or into the state. While an increase in vehicles on the roads often means an increase in possible accidents, this time of year also means an increase in intoxicated drivers on the roads.

Holding all parties accountable following a truck crash

With the holidays around the corner, motorists will likely seem an increase in semi-trucks and tractor-trailer trucks as they seek to make timely shipments of goods and gifts. And, while truck drivers are often able to make these deliveries without any issues, driver errors do happen. Unfortunately, this could lead to a truck crash, resulting in serious injuries and damages.

Understanding a TBI and the recovery process

Most West Virginia residents never expect to be involved in a serious accident. But, accident victims are often unprepared to deal with the aftermath of a severe accident injury, such as a trauma to the head. A traumatic brain injury, or a TBI, could permanently or temporarily impair an accident victim.

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