When a workplace accident occurs, it is crucial that the incident is investigated. This not only determines the cause of the incident but it also assists with the workers' compensation benefit that the injured employee seeks after the accident. Additionally, understanding the events surrounding the incident will help change the operation and regulations in the work environment. This could help formulate new safety feature and reduce the chances of a similar accident occurring at the workplace.
Residents in West Virginia are well aware that the winter season can bring increased traffic and hazardous road conditions. Car accidents can occur at a moments notice and could include numerous vehicles. It is important that drivers reduce speeds for weather conditions and avoid texting while driving. But even in an attempt to avoid a hazard in the road by slowing down or stopping, a driver could in turn cause an accident if the drivers behind them are not aware of the hazard up ahead.
When a person suffers head injury, it can change his or her life and the lives of family members forever. West Virginia University has an Injury Control Research Center that looks at Traumatic Brain Injury causes and long term needs for people who have suffered a brain injury from workplace, car or other accidents.