workers compensation for injury

Injured Workers Have Several Options for Compensation

April 8, 2019

  No one expects to get injured at work, but unfortunately, it happens all too often. Ineffective harnesses can cause a construction worker to fall from a height, and anyone in any industry may slip and fall in the workplace. These are just two types of on-the-job accidents, and there…

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COAL MINING INJURIES AND DEATH IN WEST VIRGINIA

January 5, 2016

Just recently, two accidents have occurred in West Virginia coal mines. While the industry continues to shrink due to over-regulation by our executive branch, the risks to our miners continue. When an injury occurs, workers’ compensation may be the first avenue of recovery. After that, the question arises – can…

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NPR AND PROPUBLICA CONFIRM REVEALS SIGNIFICANT INJUSTICES TO VICTIMS OF WORKPLACE INJURIES

May 13, 2015

According to a recentNPR and ProPublica investigation, state reforms to workers’ compensation laws have systematically demolished the system. In many states, including West Virginia, the victims of workplace injuries are now forced to return to work, regardless of whether they are actually healed or able. Furthermore, these cases are now often…

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COAL MINING INJURIES AND DEATHS IN WV

January 14, 2015

Mining has always been a fundamental part of West Virginia’s economy. In fact, 43 of our 55 counties have mineable coal. Coal companies pay nearly $2 Billion in annual payroll in West Virginia alone. We cannot forget, however, that over 16,000 violations were written by West Virginia Mine Health Safety…

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NEW OSHA RULES FOR COMPANIES TO REPORT INJURIES AND FATALITIES ON THE JOBSITE

January 2, 2015

New rules are in place to require employers to report injuries and deaths to OSHA. As reported in the Insurance Journal (http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/national/2014/12/31/351332.htm), these new rules took effect January 1, 2015. Now, employers must report all work-related fatalities within eight hours and all in-patient hospitalizations, amputations and losses of an eye…

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