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April 2014 Archives

Car Accidents are the Third Leading Cause of Brain Injury

If you or someone you love has suffered a head injury in a car crash or another type of accident, it may be critical to see a doctor as soon as possible. Evidence of brain injuries may not be noticeable right away, but it is important to seek medical care after sustaining a blow to the head because these injuries can result in lifelong consequences. When the injury is caused by someone else's negligence, that party may be responsible for shouldering the burden of medical expenses and other costs.

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

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 Virginia.

Which Options Do I Need to Purchase for My Car Insurance? Part 2

Medical Payments (Med-pay) Coverage for Motor Vehicle Insurance

With all the available options when purchasing an auto insurance policy, it can be challenging to balance budget and economy with protection. In trying to save money, many people overlook the value provided by the purchase of medical payments insurance coverage (med-pay coverage).

Which Options Do I Need to Purchase for My Car Insurance? Part 1

Uninsured and Underinsured Motorist Coverage

Liability motor vehicle insurance is required for every vehicle driving on the road in West Virginia. State law requires insurance companies to offer automobile insurance coverage at minimum levels to every owner of automobiles so that theoretically every vehicle being operated on state highways has at least a minimum amount of liability coverage protection.

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 sensors for 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 types of accidents.

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

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 order to keep miners as safe as possible, and when they neglect this responsibility the consequences can be catastrophic.

Permanent Paralysis May No Longer Be Permanent

One of the most devastating consequences of a motor vehicle collision, short of death, is spinal cord injury resulting in permanent paralysis.  Thanks to new research, there is new hope for car accident and motorcycle wreck victims and their families. 

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