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February 2015 Archives

Workers' compensation for coal mine accidents

Workers' compensation benefits are granted to most workers who have been injured on the job, including West Virginia miners. The job requirements of this particular industry commonly place workers in hazardous or dangerous situations, and injury or death can occur. It is important for injured miners and families to understand their rights regarding workers' compensation benefits so that they will know how to proceed in case of an accident. 

Personal injury lawsuit filed against West Virginia nightclub

A man has filed a personal injury lawsuit against a West Virginia nightclub after he and his cousin were stabbed in a fight. The personal injury suit claims that the club is financially liable for his injuries because the selling of alcohol during the early morning hours of weekends encourages violence and presents hazards to club customers. The man is seeking punitive damages and interest. 

When is it beneficial to settle a personal injury claim?

A personal injury claim is a means of legal recourse for those who have been injured by the negligent actions of another party. This can include injuries suffered in various types of accidents. The success of a personal injury claim is dependant on evidence, such as medical bills, witness accounts and other documentation from the accident. 

Seeking compensation for medical malpractice victims

Medical malpractice can leave a patient facing unexpected medical problems and requiring extensive and costly medical treatment. When a West Virginia resident has been harmed by a health care provider, there are certain steps that can be taken to both hold the negligent party responsible and claim deserved compensation. A medical malpractice claim may be a daunting prospect for a victim or family already facing difficulties, but, by understanding the process, some fears associated with the legal action may be alleviated.

Professional Associations

West Virginia Association for JusticeAmerican Association for JusticeBrain Injury Association of America

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