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
West Virginia Workplace Freedom Act CHARLESTON, WV — The West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals just upheld West Virginia’s Workplace Freedom Act, which is a so-called right-to-work law. With a 5-0 decision, with one justice dissenting in part, the court has allowed West Virginia to join 27 other states that have enacted similar so-called “right-to-work”…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
Learn about your rights if you think something is wrong at your job Your Rights to a safe West Virginia workplace Under federal law, you’re entitled to a safe workplace. OSHA requires your employer to provide you a workplace free of known health and safety hazards. If you have concerns, you have the right to…read more