Workplace Injuries Archives

The Injured Person’s Responsibility in a WV Lawsuit

A large part of the reason we exist as a personal injury law firm is to aid and assist the seriously injured and their families in obtaining the best possible settlement and outcome for their case. We do a lot, but we cannot do it all.  There are responsibilities which rest solely on the injured person and their family. First and foremost, seek appropriate medical treatment, follow doctor's orders, and keep [...]

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Accident at Axiall Chemical Plant in Marshall County WV

As a personal injury attorney who has represented the families of employees killed or injured while working at coal mines, power plants, and chemical plants, I was saddened to hear on the news today that there were several injured while working at the Axiall Natrium chemical plant in WV.  All of the 11 workers admitted to four area hospitals have been treated and released. NEW MARTINSVILLE, W.Va. - According to [...]

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Can I be Compenstated for Lost Wages After an Accident? | Morgantown WV Car Accident Attorney

Just because you are not working does not stop the bills from piling up. A primary concern after any accident is how to pay living expenses and medical bills when you are off work recovering from the accident. West Virginia Car Accident Attorney Explains: Today's question is, "Can I collect my lost wages caused from an injury from an automobile collision?" And the answer to that question is "Yes, you [...]

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The Future is Ours: Shale Crescent USA

Do you realize that the Mid-Ohio Valley, including West Virginia, is sitting on one of the largest oil and gas plays in the world?  The opportunities on the horizon for the children of WV are truly exciting.  Our area has some of the best resources, best waterways, good highways, great people, tremendous international export opportunities, and easy access to half of the population of the US. The resources which will be [...]

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Morgantown, WV Personal Injury Attorney Jeff Robinette Named 2018 Super Lawyer

Morgantown, West Virginia Personal Injury Attorney Jeffery Robinette has been selected from 2014-2018 as a Super Lawyer for Personal Injury Litigation, Plaintiff. Super Lawyers is a service which rates outstanding lawyers who have attained a high-degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. The Robinette Legal Group, PLLC in Morgantown, West Virginia is pleased to announce that Jeffery L. Robinette has been selected as a 2017 Super Lawyer for the category [...]

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Two Firefighters Injured by Drunk Driver in Morgantown

Morgantown Woman Charged with DUI: A Morgantown woman is facing the criminal charge of DUI Causing Injury after hitting a Morgantown fireman with her vehicle while driving under the influence Wednesday night. According to a Morgantown Police Department press release, the thirty-year-old woman was taken to the North Central Regional Jail where she is awaiting arraignment. Two Morgantown firefighters, heroes to their families and the Morgantown community, were taken to [...]

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Top Five Mistakes Injury Victims Make Regarding Their Claim

Avoid these Mistakes to Protect Your Injury Claim: 1.  Don't misstate information:  Now, this point may seem obvious, but it is easy to overlook when you are under immediate pressure to give information about your injury claim. You may not have realized it at the time, but everything you have said about your injury claim will be scrutinized by those responsible for your injuries. The information you provided to the police officer, [...]

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Governor Tomblin Calls for Research Aimed at Reducing Pipeline Construction Deaths in WV

Hydraulic Fracturing (Fracking) and the transmission of compressed natural gas is the inevitable wave of the future of West Virginia. We cannot afford to ignore a technology that has such enormous potential benefits, however, we must proceed with caution to avoid causing unintended harm to human health and the environment in the drilling and fracking process, pipeline construction, and transmission of the compressed natural gas to distant markets. In our enthusiasm for this technology [...]

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Fatal Two Vehicle Accident on Route 250 Sends Four Marion County Ambulance Rescue Squad Employees to Local Hospitals

Fatal Ambulance Crash in Marion County Ambulance and Emergency Rescue squad medical personnel are some of the hardest working individuals in West Virginia, witnessing scenarios no one wants to see and helping injured people in Monongalia and Marion Counties in the aftermath of horrific situations and collisions. These situations require immediate skilled medical assistance; at times rescue workers must work extremely long hours. It is a real tragedy when the emergency workers, [...]

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Which U.S. state is the most dangerous for workers?

Although the U.S. has made strides in workplace safety over recent decades, thousands of people still lose their lives in workplace accidents every year. In fact, an average of 150 people died due to workplace injuries or job-related diseases every single day. Many of these injuries and fatalities are preventable. Last month, the AFL-CIO released its annual workplace injury study and it found that the most dangerous state for workers [...]

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