Nursing Home Ratings may be Useless

A new investigative report published in The New York Times has found that the long-trusted nursing home rating system employed by Medicare may be useless. This is not because the exhausting compilation of nursing homes by region is cumbersome or difficult to navigate, but because the ratings themselves can be “gamed” by substandard nursing...
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Wrongful Death Lawsuit Planned against Wal-Mart

The June 7th truck accident that severely injured actor Tracy Morgan has resulted in increased attention being paid to drowsy truckers. Less attention has been focused on the injuries suffered by the many victims of this accident, including the death of fellow passenger James McNair. McNair’s adult children have announced plans to file a wrongful...
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Sleep Deprived Truckers

Comedian and actor Tracy Morgan was critically injured in a trucking accident that killed one other passenger on June 7, 2014. The driver of the truck had, allegedly, been driving for several straight hours and not slept for over a day. While this accident has made national headlines, the truth is fatigued truckers injure or...
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National Safety Stand-Down

OSHA reports that among construction site injuries, falls are some of the most fatal. In fact, in 2012 alone, falls accounted for nearly 30 percent of all construction site fatalities. To increase awareness of fall hazards and help prevent them from happening, OSHA has dedicated the week of June 2nd as National Fall Prevention...
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McDonald’s Accused of Wage Theft

McDonald’s franchises in three states are being accused of wage theft as thousands of minimum-wage employees are forced to work off the clock, forgo overtime, and allow hours to be taken off of their time cards. While current legal action is only being taken in California, Michigan, and New York, critics of the company...
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Most Dangerous Jobs in America

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, there were nearly three million on the job injuries reported in 2012. Tragically, over 4,000 people died in workplace accidents that same year. Preliminary reports from 2013 indicate more of the same and many of the most dangerous industries are very active in West Virginia. Logging tops the...
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Common West Virginia Car Accident Injuries

Even at low speeds, car accidents can result in serious personal injury. Many injuries sustained in car accidents will require both emergency and long-term medical intervention. Car accident injuries can necessitate time off work, changes to your lifestyle and, in some cases, home modifications. These damages, along with your personal pain and suffering, must...
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