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  • A truck accident can cause serious injury

    As you make your way through the state of West Virginia, you realize that traveling in close proximity to commercial trucks is a way of life. It's your responsibility to focus on the task at hand, ensuring that you...

  • Brain Injury Awareness Month: A focus on concussions

    March is Brain Injury Awareness Month. In observance of that, neuroscience centers, neurologists and hospitals are all trying to spread education about brain injuries. One of the focuses this year is on a type of traumatic brain injury (TBI)...

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  • Sexual harassment comes in many forms

    As an employee, you take great pride in providing your employer with top-notch work. Unfortunately, this doesn't mean that nothing bad will ever happen at your place of employment. Sexual harassment remains a major problem in companies throughout the...

  • What's the best way to aid a child with a traumatic brain injury?

    How do you help a child who has suffered a mild or moderate traumatic brain injury recover? It turns out that having a stable home environment with optimal parenting may be the best treatment available. A study published by...

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  • Dangerous highway conditions can cause an accident

    There are many highways that run through the state of West Virginia. As a driver, you know that sharing the road with other cars and trucks is a part of life. What you may not realize, however, is that...

  • State may be 'hot spot for anti-LGBTQ legislation in 2017'

    Although numerous advances in equal rights for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people have been made in recent years, there are still many states where LGBT people can be discriminated against in the workplace because of their sexual orientation...

Akers Law Offices, PLLC

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  • Wrongful termination: Your duty to mitigate your losses

    West Virginia's Wage Payment and Collection Act imposes an expectation on employees who have been wrongfully terminated to mitigate their own damages through "reasonable diligence." In practical terms, what does that mean? You're expected to try to find the...

  • Construction company wins case move to federal court

    The Davis H. Elliot Construction company succeeded in removing three pending lawsuits by former employees who all allege wrongful termination from the state court to a federal one. The plaintiffs filed together in North Carolina, but the defendant is...

  • How is a traumatic brain injury treated?

    Nobody wants to suffer a traumatic brain injury, as this can change your life in many ways. However, if you do find yourself in this position, it's good to know that there is more than one type of treatment...

  • Calling for assistance for an injured coworker is a protected act

    Note to employers: When somebody cuts off a thumb, it's basic human decency to call for an ambulance. You don't have to take our word for it, either—the Occupational Safety and Health Administration says the same thing. It also...

  • Study claims lumberjacks have the most dangerous job

    The title of "most dangerous profession" gets thrown around a lot. Some point to the construction industry, where many accidents happen, while the risks of being in the military or on the police force can't be denied. However, one...

  • Workplace disability discrimination and reasonable accommodation

    The Americans with Disabilities Act is in place to prevent discrimination against disabled people in the workplace. Despite the fact that Congress passed this act in 1990, disability discrimination still remains a problem throughout the United States. This isn't...

  • Failing to identify fall risks can be nursing home neglct

    Falls are a significant health hazard for people in nursing homes. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, one out of every five falls results in serious damage, like hip fractures and traumatic brain injuries. Nursing homes...

  • VA hospital ratings now available online

    If you're comparing hospitals, there are websites where you can get ratings for their quality of care. U.S News & World Report and other resources publish rankings on a regular basis. However, health care quality data for hospitals run...

  • Why do truck accidents continue to happen?

    If you drive the roads of West Virginia, you know that there will always be trucks in close proximity. There's nothing wrong with sharing the road with truckers, especially if you're driving on the highway. However, every year, many...

  • Are pressure sores a sign of nursing home neglect?

    Pressure sores, also known as pressure ulcers or bed sores, are often a sign of nursing home neglect and abuse. They're a serious medical condition that can often be prevented in the first place. Once identified, they require a...

  • The rights you have in a nursing home

    If you're living in a nursing home, the government guarantees that you have a very specific set of rights. These rights include, but are not limited to: 1. Being respected by the staff. You still get to make your...

  • Do these things when driving on icy roads

    As the winter weather continues to worsen, there's a good chance you'll find yourself on icy roads at some point in the future. If this happens, you need to do two things: -- Change your approach....

  • Poorly coordinated care leads to wrongful death

    People are dying inside U.S. hospitals -- but not just from the injuries and illnesses that brought them there and not from obvious causes, like a botched surgery or a bacterial infection. Instead, they're dying from something that's harder...

  • Over the line: Retaliation for sexual harassment complaints

    When someone reports sexual harassment, it seems like it would make sense to do something about the harassment, not retaliate against the person reporting it. Unfortunately, retaliation can and does happen. For example, a temporary staffing company called Labor...

  • Do these things to drive safely in a traffic jam

    Do you ever find yourself sitting in traffic? If so, you know just how frustrating this can be. Although nobody wants to face a traffic jam, this can and will happen every now and again. In fact, some people...

Akers Law Offices, PLLC

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Akers Law Offices, PLLC

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Akers Law Offices, PLLC

Category: Content
Type: Blog Article

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  • Understanding bedsores in a nursing home environment

    Many West Virginia families depend on nursing homes to provide care and nurturing for elderly loved ones. Learning to trust that the staff of these facilities will take proper care of a family member is not always easy. Media...

  • Does at-will employment affect a wrongful termination claim?

    In many states, the most common form of employment is what is called "at-will" employment. This means that an employee can be terminated at the employer's will. The employer doesn't need to provide the employee with a reason for...

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