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August 2017 Archives

Understanding the different types of defective products

With the constant advances in technology, it is tough not to use and rely on a wide variety of consumer goods. While some of these products provide pure enjoyment, others serve vital roles, such as an automobile, household item or work tool. And, because of their resourcefulness, some consumers rely on these products on a daily basis. When a product malfunctions, however, this can cause huge upsets. While this could just mean the product no longer works, it could also mean it is defective and harmed the consumer using it.

Protecting the rights of employees injured in workplace accidents

Going to work is a very routine activity for residents in West Virginia and elsewhere. While, at times, it can feel like a monotonous act for some employees, some workers in certain industries are always alive and alert when they enter the work environment. Because some industries pose various risk and dangers to employees, these workers are likely to enter the workplace with their safety in mind. Although certain jobs are regulated by the state and federal government to ensure health and safety guidelines are followed, this does not always mean they are complied with. Thus, workplace accidents could be the result of negligence by an employer or a supervisor.

We can help you assert a products liability action

In today's world, it is tough to get through the day without some type of consumer product. Whether you are using a computer, household item, tool or motor vehicle, these products are very efficient, helping us accomplish tasks we couldn't do without them. While consumer goods are helpful and often relied on, they are not always perfect. Consumer products are, unfortunately, subject to human errors, causing some to be defective or dangerous.

Who is responsible for a car accident?

The last thing one wants to think about before getting behind the wheel and entering the roads is the possibility of a car accident. Yet every year, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, there are millions of accidents on the roads throughout the United States, including the Charleston, West Virginia. While an accident could be unavoidable, it is not uncommon that an accident occurs due to the fault or negligence of another driver. So how does one determine whether a driver is negligent?

What is OSHA? Part 1

In 1970, the United States government signed into law the Occupational Health and Safety Act, or the OSH Act, designed to help protect Americans in the workplace. At the same time, it created the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, commonly called OSHA. Before OSHA, American workers were often subjected to dangerous and hazardous conditions that could lead to serious injuries, illness and in many cases, death.

Can you sue a third party after a workplace accident?

While some jobs are inherently more dangerous than others, any worker in West Virginia, whether they are miners or executives, could possibly be injured on the job. And, sometimes, these injuries are not the fault of the employer or the employee. In West Virginia and nationwide, if a person is injured on the job due to some act of a third party, who was not the injured worker or the worker's employer, it may be possible to bring a lawsuit against that party.