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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 andhelping injured peoplein Monongalia and Marion Counties in the aftermath of horrific situations and collisions. These situations require immediate skilled medical assistance; at times rescue…

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

Posted On June 6, 2014 I Firm News,Workplace Injuries

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…

WV State Troopers use New Strategy to Reduce Work Zone Injuries, Accidents, and Collisions

Posted On June 2, 2014 I Firm News,Workplace Injuries

Roadway and highway constructionwork zones are hazardous both for motorists who drive through the complex array of lane changes, signs, and barrels and alsofor workers who build, repair, and maintain our streets, bridges, and highways. Roadconstruction workersplace their lives in the hands of other workers on site, as well as equipment manufacturers and the drivers…

West Virginia Car Accident or Work Injury: Coping with Chronic Pain

“The aim of the wise is not to secure pleasure, but to avoid pain.” ~ Aristotle The types of injuries which can occur as a result of acar accidentorworkplace accidentare varied, but the one factor which affects every injury victim is the problem of pain. People spend their lives seeking to avoid pain. When a…

Oil Extraction in West Virginia: Benefits and Risks of Hydraulic Fracturing

Posted On April 17, 2014 I Firm News,Truck Accidents,Workplace Injuries

Oil Drilling in West Virginia: A Call for Safety First to Prevent Workplace Injuries Since the 1700’s the Appalachian Basin has been a known source of crude oil trapped deep in layers of black shale. Energy prospectors are seeing new potential for oil drilling in the Appalachian Basin, particularly in Eastern Kentucky and Southern West…

New Regulations Mandate Proximity Detectors for Continuous Mining Machines

Recent tragic mining fatalities in West Virginia have spurred the finalization of new regulations governing the use of proximity detection sensorsfor continuous mining machines. In the course of their workday, miners face potential of pinning, crushing, or striking hazards associated with working close to continuous mining machines. Proximity detection technology can help to prevent these…

West Virginia Man Accused of Falsifying Coal Mine’s Safety Records

Posted On April 11, 2014 I Firm News,Workplace Injuries

Coal mining is one of the hardest and most dangerous occupations in West Virginia. Unfortunately, this work is often far more hazardous than necessary. Every year, miners suffer serious injuries due to the decisions of coal operators to violate safety regulations. The employers in this industry are obligated by law to meet certain standards in…

Communications and Cell Phone Tower Injuries and Fatalities

Posted On March 14, 2014 I Firm News,Workplace Injuries,Wrongful Death

West Virginia Cell Phone Tower Fatalities The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has issued a specific warning to the communications tower industry on its safety practices. The industry has had four fatalities so far this year and 13 deaths in 2013 at communication tower work sites. noted in a February 10th letter to some…

What is the Best Remedy for Lower Back Pain After an Accident?

Posted On February 23, 2014 I Car Accident Injuries,Firm News,Workplace Injuries

Early Treatment Including Physical Therapy Reduces Suffering for Patients with Low Back Injuries By Dr. Justin Deskovich, DPT, MPT, OCS, SCS CSCS, DAC of Orthopedic and Sports Physical Therapy Associates Morgantown, West Virginia Low back pain (LBP) affects up to 80% of Americans at least once in our lives with re-occurrence rates from 50% up…

20-year-old killed in West Virginia coal mining accident

Posted On January 17, 2014 I Firm News,Workplace Injuries

The year has just begun, but West Virginia has already sustained its first fatal mining accident of 2014. According to a news report, a 20-year-old man died Thursday at about 9:10 p.m. in a mining accident in northern West Virginia. The man was employed as a general laborer at a mine in Tucker County. Few…