Health, Safety & Personal Injury Law Blog
About 14 people a day are killed while working in the United States, according to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). And serious workplace injuries occur daily, especially in states like West Virginia where coal mining, natural gas, and logging are prevalent. However, almost every single workplace accident is avoidable. Failure to prioritize workplace…read more
Injured Workers Have a Right to a Reasonable Accommodation From West Virginia Employers Under the ADA West Virginia has the highest disability rate in the nation. With 19% disabled, that means approximately 347,260 West Virginians have a health condition, injury, or disability that prevents them from working. But, it doesn’t have to be this way.…read more
How to Help Protect Older Workers in West Virginia More older people are dying at work than ever before. Why is this when workplace fatalities have decreased overall? Below are several possible explanations and some tips on what you can do to help keep yourself and loved ones safe at work. More Older Workers in…read more
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…read more