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Understanding factors that lead to serious workplace accidents

For most individuals, the workplace is how we maintain a livable income. Whether this is through an office job, construction, mining or factory work, employees across the nation likely face known and unknown risks and dangers in any and all types of work environments. Even if a position does not have obvious risks, the unfortunate reality is that all workers could endure serious harms in the event of a workplace accident.

Helping you navigate a medical malpractice action

When individuals in West Virginia fall ill or become seriously injured, they rely on medical professionals to diagnose and treat them. With years of education and training, it is difficult to not trust a doctor, surgeon or nurse when they are treating you. However, medical professionals are humans; thus, making them subject to human errors. While these errors could be simple, causing not harm or disruption to the care of a patient, others could be extremely harmful and detrimental to the health and wellbeing of a patient.

Patients with hearing loss prone to medical errors

When we go to the doctor, we rely on the advice and medical diagnosis we receive. However, a medical treatment is only beneficial if a patient hears it and understands it. When it comes to senior citizens in West Virginia and elsewhere, being hard of hearing could be detrimental to their patient care. And, if a medical professional fails to take this factor into consideration, this could result in serious and even life threatening medical errors.

Rise in coal mining deaths generates safety concerns

The mining industry is important to residents in West Virginia and nearby states. Because residents in these states tend to work in this industry, the dangers and risks associated with mining are likely well known. Even more so, miners are also aware of the various health and safety steps that have been taken on the state and federal level to ensure the safety and well-being of miners. Unfortunately, these safety measures are not always taken or adequately applied, resulting in serious and fatal mining accidents.