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What a Deliberate Workplace Injury Means for Damages

A recent article highlighting the 16 most dangerous jobs in America serves as a reminder of the importance of workers' compensation. The benefit of West Virginia's workers' compensation statute is that when employees are injured on the job, they are entitled by law to receive certain compensation for their injuries. The trade-off of this assured benefit is that the employer cannot be sued for negligence.

How Work-Life Balance Can Prevent Injuries

There once was a time when employees would work the standard 9 to 5 day. They weren't available 24/7, including weekends. They didn't bring work with them on their vacations. Things are much different now. It is almost an expectation that an employee is available in an emergency and to work during vacations and holidays. However, studies show that this lifestyle is resulting in more work-related injuries and, therefore, more workers compensation claims.

String of accidents spurs safety review of West Virginia mines

In the wake of six fatal workplace accidents at West Virginia's mines over the last four months, the Governor of West Virginia has ordered a mine safety "stand-down" that will affect all of West Virginia's mines.