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June 2015 Archives

What are the symptoms of a traumatic brain injury?

A traumatic brain injury can change a person's life forever. Whether it is a car accident, a workplace accident or a slip-and-fall, it is important for West Virginians to understand the symptoms of mild, moderate and severe brain injuries, so that the right steps can be taken to help mitigate the damage to the victim.

Wearing a helmet while riding: to risk or not to risk, P.1

With the first days of summer shortly upon us, doubtless more West Virginia bikers will be out on the roads enjoying the weather and the freedom of the road. With the increase of motorcycling activity, though, comes an increased risk of accidents and serious injuries. This is especially the case for motorcyclists who fail to wear helmets.

Timing of workers’ compensation filings at issue in appeal

Getting the timing of a workers’ compensation filing correct is important, as filing to submit a timely filing can result in a denial of a claim or receipt of lesser benefits than one is entitled to receive. Injured workers need to have a good understanding of the requirements when it comes to deadlines for workers’ compensation filings, since the workers’ compensation system doesn’t automatically handle the issue correctly.