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How do workers prove liability in a railroad accident?

Some workers in West Virginia face a dangerous work environment every workday. While safety initiatives are developed to prevent potential safety hazards, increase safety, and hold employers liable for any safety violations, these measures unfortunately do not prevent all serious and even fatal accidents from occurring. Railroad face these dire circumstances on a daily basis. Therefore, when an on-the-job injury occurs, it is important that railroad workers understand their rights and options when it comes to workers' compensation.

West Virginia worker killed in construction accident

For most residents in West Virginia, going to work full-time is necessary to meet basic financial needs. While this likely means going to a 9-5, Monday through Friday job, for others it might mean working long hours in an industry that entails facing several risks and dangers. During the warmer months, some residents may take on construction jobs. While these positions are necessary and beneficial for the community, construction workers face many dangers the average worker does not.

What driver errors lead to intersection crashes?

No matter where motorists are driving in West Virginia, they will need to cross through an intersection. Whether it is a major intersection or not, or if it is controlled by lights or signs, motorists need to be aware of the rules of the road as they relate to an intersection. Failure to comply with these laws could result in a serious car accident.

What are the different types and levels of brain injuries?

Whether an accident occurs at work, in an automobile or on a motorcycle, suffering a head trauma is always a concern. A brain injury can come in various forms, and in some cases, does not present itself for an extended period of time after the initial incident. Therefore, victims and their loved ones should understand the ins and outs of a brain injury.

Helping victims overcome the aftermath of traumatic brain injury

Whether you are at home, at work or in your personal vehicle, individuals in West Virginia and elsewhere could become a victim of a serious accident. In many cases, an accident victim suffers at the hand of a negligent party. A negligent manufacturer, employer or motorist could cause an accident, resulting in severe injuries. While some injuries to the body might take some time to recover from, a broken bone or a laceration will likely heal. However, some serious injuries could leave an accident victim will long-term effects, causing them to deal with permanent disabilities for the rest of their life.

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