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October 2015 Archives

Did you suffer a head injury in a car accident? You have options.

Head injuries range in type and severity from minor contusions to serious traumatic brain injuries. The effects of a head injury, even a minor one, can last a lifetime. West Virginia car accident victims may hesitate to take legal action, thinking that their injuries do not merit civil claims. However, the lingering effects of a head injury may necessitate financial compensation in order to achieve a full recovery and ensure future financial stability.

Understanding causes and effects of pedestrian accidents

Pedestrians enjoy the freedom to walk, run or stroll along sidewalks and roads for recreational or health purposes. Others choose to travel by foot when possible because they are in a city or have limited transportation choices. Despite the many benefits of walking, these individuals face an increased risk of pedestrian accidents. Sadly, many of these accidents could have been prevented with care and vigilance.

Who is liable for damages from truck accidents?

Truck accidents are different from other types of motor vehicle accidents in that liability may lie with multiple entities. Because of the serious nature of truck accidents involving small, more vulnerable vehicles, truckers and trucking companies have a special responsibility to practice caution. When accidents do happen in West Virginia, it is possible that both the driver and the trucking company are liable for the damages.

Sex discrimination in the workplace: the rights of victims

West Virginia workers have the right to a place of employment that is free of harassment and discrimination. When sex discrimination does occur in the workplace, victims have every right to take action, putting an end to the unacceptable treatment and seeking damages for what has been done. Those who have been subjected to discrimination in West Virginia should take immediate steps to protect these rights.

Home Depot settles sex discrimination allegations

When job-seekers in West Virginia apply for a job, they typically expect that potential employers will base their decision on the most qualified candidate regardless of outside factors. One location of the popular home improvement store Home Depot allegedly exercised discriminatory hiring practices at its stores when, instead of bringing on the most qualified people for certain positions, it relegated women to lower positions. Home Depot recently reached a settlement with the U.S. Department of Labor to compensate victims of sex discrimination during the hiring process.

Residents suffer physical abuse from other nursing home residents

When West Virginia readers think of nursing home abuse, they often assume that this abuse comes from the hands of care providers. However, many instances of physical abuse suffered by nursing home residents come from other residents. For this reason, it is important for families to be vigilant regarding their loved ones' health and well-being, as well as to know how to respond when they suspect abuse.

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