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Man files lawsuit after getting fired

Workers in West Virginia who experience work-related illnesses or injuries should be able to trust that they will receive not only adequate care but fair treatment from their employers as well. One form that such fair treatment may take is the acceptance by an employer of any workers' compensation claims that may be filed. Another is proper communication about job responsibilities and any shifting that may occur.

How to qualify for Social Security Disability

If you are experiencing a situation that leaves you facing the inability to work, you may wish to consider filing for Social Security Disability. Like other people in West Virginia, this could happen as a result of a workplace accident, a medical diagnosis or some other event or situation. Regardless of what causes your disabled status, you will need to meet Social Security's criteria for being determined officially disabled. This designation is required in order for you to receive Social Security Disability.

The danger of falls on construction sites

West Virginia construction workers face some of the most dangerous working conditions possible. Many things can happen on construction worksites but falls are known to be among the most serious issues facing employees on construction job sites. Federal regulations monitor fall prevention guidelines and procedures but the risk of falling from scaffolding, a ladder and more always exists.

Understanding elder neglect in West Virginia

Like others throughout the country, most West Virginia residents have personally experienced the need to care for an elderly relative or know someone who has. The challenges involved in taking care of an aging parent, grandparent or other relative are many. When family members do not live near their relatives, an additional level of problem can be added because of the limited ability to check on loved ones in person. With a great many reports of neglect at nursing homes and other care facilities, people have good reason to be concerned.

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