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September 6, 2019 Workplace Safety in West Virginia,WV Work Accidents

Study Shows Workplace Injuries Contribute to the Increase in Suicide & Overdose Deaths: What Can Be Done?

Drug overdoses and suicides have been rising since 2000 and are major contributors to a recent decline in West Virginia’s life expectancy. The opioid crisis is a big part of the problem with a record 47,600 overdose deaths in 2017. Suicides have also increased by 30% from 1999. A recent study shows that there’s more…

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February 4, 2015 West Virginia law,WV Work Accidents

House Bill 2011: Giving West Virginia Employers the Right to Kill

Imagine a world where corporations knowingly violate safety rules and regulations, which kills or seriously injures their workers, and in this world those dead workers’ families, who now have no breadwinners, no fathers (or mothers), are told by this world’s government: “You have no right to ask that these corporations be held accountable for the deaths…

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January 21, 2015 West Virginia law,WV Work Accidents

Proposed House Bill Would Give Immunity to Employers who Knowingly Break Safety Rules that Cause Injury or Death to Employees

West Virginia House Bill 2011 risks the lives and safety of all West Virginians who work and their families who depend upon them At West Law Firm, we usually stay out of politics and focus on helping people who have been wrongfully injured.  However, some West Virginia legislators are proposing a law that threatens the lives and safety of every…

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June 8, 2014 Coal Mining Accidents,WV Work Accidents

Coal Miner seriously injured in Raleigh County

Miner Hurt After Accident At Raleigh County Coal Mine A miner was seriously injured Saturday afternoon after an accident at Alpha Natural Resources coal mine in Raleigh County. “A miner was hit by a rock in the hip,” T.D. Lively, a spokesman for the state Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management. The incident happened…

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