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Heavy Equipment Safety Tips for DIY Projects

Posted On February 14, 2014 I Firm News

Do you want to save money on your construction project? No problem – just pick up an excavator, dozer, trencher, or lift from your local power equipment rental company. Keep in mind, though, if you end up in the hospital or worse from a catastrophic injury, you will lose far more money than you would…

Another Tragic Gas Well Explosion | West Virginia Gas and Oil Drilling Explosion Lawyer

Posted On February 11, 2014 I Firm News, Gas Explosion

When a spark hits natural gas, the effect is instantaneous. The explosion is deafening, and the result to nearby workers iscatastrophic. A gas fire can be extremely difficult to put out as gas from the well continues to feed the fire, and in the meantime, any nearbyworkers are at risk of serious injuriessuch as hearing…

Carbon Monoxide Poisoning in Marion County, West Virginia

Posted On February 11, 2014 I Carbon Monoxide Poisoning, Firm News

Often called “the silent killer,”Carbon monoxideis an invisible and odorless gas that is produced when burning any fuel, such as gasoline, propane, natural gas, oil, wood, and charcoal. Carbon monoxide exposure causes poisoning and illness by decreasing the amount of oxygen present in a person’s body. Ten people have been hospitalized in the lastthree days…

7 Facts You Need to Know if You’ve Been Injured in West Virginia

Posted On February 8, 2014 I Firm News, Injuries, Personal Injury

When your lifehas beenturned upside down by a sudden and serious injury, younaturally have plenty of questions about how the insurance claims process and court system work.In essence, you want to be informed so that you can make wise decisions and be fairly compensated for your injuries. We have answers for you. Q. For what…

Semi spills 30,000 pounds of chocolate on West Virginia highway

Posted On January 30, 2014 I Firm News, Truck Accidents

Accidents involving semi-trailers and other commercial trucks often result in catastrophes. The sheer weight and size of these vehicles poses a severe risk to the occupants of other vehicles on the roads; and trailer cargo can be hazardous to entire towns in the event of a crash. A diesel truck overturned on Interstate 70 in…

Injured West Virginians Deserve Fair Compensation

Posted On January 26, 2014 I Firm News

“Representative government and trial by juryare the heart and lungs of liberty. Without, we have no other fortification against being ridden like horses, fleeced like sheep, worked like cattle, and fed and clothed like swine and hounds.”(John Adams, Lawyer and American Founding Father) I don’t think anyone can debate the fact that West Virginians have…

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…

Are World Cup construction sites safe for workers?

Posted On January 14, 2014 I Firm News, Workplace Injuries

Many fields of work are inherently dangerous. Coal mining, construction, farming – these are among jobs that come with safety risks. Employers in these and other industries, however, are required to ensure that the workplace is no more dangerous than necessary. Any preventable safety hazards must be mitigated. When employers or subcontractors neglect such responsibilities,…

Chemical Spill in West Virginia Elk River Sickens Hundreds

Posted On January 12, 2014 I Firm News, Toxic Exposure

Freedom Industries Elk River Chemical Spill Charleston, WV: According to West Virginia State Health officials, at least five people have been hospitalized and hundreds of residents have called the West Virginia Poison Center to report concerns or symptoms of toxic exposure related to a chemical spill in the Elk River, including nausea, vomiting, dizziness, diarrhea,…

Landlord’s Responsibility: Could the Minneapolis Apartment Explosion Have Been Prevented?

Natural gas can be a relatively inexpensive and efficient heating fuel, but the dangers of explosion, fire, and carbon monoxide poisoning which can result in permanent injury or death aresafety hazardswhich must be, and can be, prevented by homeowners and landlords. Gas Explosion Suspected as Cause of Minneapolis Apartment Fire Recently in Minneapolis, MN fourteen…

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