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April 2015 Archives

Honoring those who have died in West Virginia coal mine accidents

University landscape architect students from West Virginia recently built displays to be shared with the public in Miners Park. The project was part of a memorial gathering that honors those who have died in coal mine accidents in the state. The recent  event was the 12th annual memorial of its kind in Everettville.

How do you know if you have a valid products liability claim?

Every day, West Virginia residents are harmed by products that they use on a regular basis. When a dangerous product causes injury, it may be because of factors outside of the victim's control. Issues with packaging, harmful product contents, improper labeling and other factors may have caused an incident that harmed the consumer. When this happens, victims have the right to pursue a products liability claim against the parties believed responsible for their suffering.

West Virginia coal mine accidents top statistics in nation

A recent article mentioned the April anniversary of a tragedy that took place when close to 30 men were killed in a West Virginia mining accident. Coal mine accidents in the state involving fatalities were nearly double those in the next highest ranking state between 2014 and 2015. Current statistics suggest that there are approximately 10 deaths per year in the West Virginia coal mines.

Train accident victims may consider personal injury claims

West Virginia residents are likely aware of a recent accident involving an Amtrak train that left 55 victims injured and several train cars derailed. The passenger train collided with a tractor-trailer as the truck was crossing the railroad track. Although the out-of-state accident is still under investigation, victims who suffered because of this collision may consider seeking personal injury compensation. 

Coal mine accidents: Worker sues mine after arm amputation

Coal mine workers in West Virginia are faced with a multitude of hazards on every shift they work. Workers have the right to work environments that are safe and free of preventable hazards. Failure of mining companies to adhere to prescribed safety regulations may lead to coal mine accidents that may cause catastrophic injuries or worse.

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

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