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Akers Law Offices, PLLC
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  • A blow to the head can be every bit as serious as it sounds, as this can cause a variety of injuries. A concussion, for example, is a serious brain injury that can impact your life in many ways....

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  • In today's world, the line between what's personal and private and what's public and available for the world to see gets blurred all the time, largely thanks to social media. Many younger people use social media almost like an...

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  • The majority of research on the impact of concussions and other brain injuries on athletes has involved men. However, recent research has found that when it comes to soccer, female athletes suffer more serious brain damage than their male...

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Akers Law Offices, PLLC
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Akers Law Offices, PLLC
Akers Law Offices, PLLC
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  • Commercial truck drivers spend hours on end on the road. While this doesn't sound like a big deal, it's important to remember that fatigue can set in at some point. When it does, there's a greater risk of the...

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  • Trauma is one of the leading causes of a brain bleed or a hemorrhage. This could come from a fall off of a ladder at work, for instance, or a car accident. It's important to note that this could...

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  • The West Virginia Human Rights Act is a state law that's designed to be an enhancement of federal anti-discrimination laws -- although many workers are unaware of its existence. The state law prevents any employer with 12 or more...

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Akers Law Offices, PLLC
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Akers Law Offices, PLLC
Akers Law Offices, PLLC
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  • If you are part of a car crash, it won't be long before you contact your insurance company to inform them of what happened. While it's easy to believe that your insurer is on your side, this isn't exactly...

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  • Bed bugs are a growing problem in the United States. Once on the edge of extinction in this country, they've come back with a new resistance to the insecticides currently in use. Nursing homes are not exempt from infestations,...

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Akers Law Offices, PLLC
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  • Imagine the terrifying experience of being attacked by intruders in your own home. Or, if you walk in the woods a lot, stumbling over a mother bear and her cubs. You'd probably expect your "fight or flight" response to...

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  • Nursing home regulations have come under scrutiny following the deaths of 14 residents of a Florida facility in Hollywood Hills in the wake of Hurricane Irma. U.S. Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz is trying to do something on a federal...

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  • As an employee, you do your best to provide your employer with a high level of service. Unfortunately, there may be times when you are unable to work, such as if you are dealing with a serious illness. While...

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Akers Law Offices, PLLC
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  • West Virginia's Miner Health, Safety and Training Office (MHSTO) has recently completed their months' long investigation into a deadly mining accident that happened back in Charleston in June. Investigators have determined that it's likely that one of the equipment's...

Akers Law Offices, PLLC
Akers Law Offices, PLLC
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  • As you make your way down the highway in the state of West Virginia, you know that trouble could be waiting around the corner. In addition to other vehicles, you need to concern yourself with the conditions of the...

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Akers Law Offices, PLLC
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  • What exactly does it mean to be the victim of disparate treatment or to suffer disparate impact in the workplace?The short answer may be that one is clearly intentional while the other is not. Disparate treatment means that employees...

Akers Law Offices, PLLC
Akers Law Offices, PLLC
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  • Most of our readers know something of the disturbing and tragic story of former National Football League player Aaron Hernandez. The one-time New England Patriot was serving a life sentence for murder when he committed suicide in prison earlier...

Akers Law Offices, PLLC
Akers Law Offices, PLLC
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  • If your loved one is receiving care in a nursing home or similar facility, it's important that you keep an eye on his or her well-being. There are many warning signs of bad nursing home care, including but not...

Akers Law Offices, PLLC
Akers Law Offices, PLLC
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  • If you live in the state of West Virginia, you know that the fall months are absolutely beautiful. You should also know that this time of the year brings about some unique challenges on the roadways throughout the state....

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Akers Law Offices, PLLC
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  • When a state has "at-will" employment, it means that an employer can fire an employee without giving a reason, as long as a person isn't fired for an illegal reason. West Virginia is one of those states. One recent...

Akers Law Offices, PLLC
Akers Law Offices, PLLC
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  • Nearly four decades ago, the U.S. Congress passed a law called the Pregnancy Discrimination Act (PDA) that was intended to prevent employers from firing a woman because she was pregnant. The PDA mandates that employers adhere to the same...

Akers Law Offices, PLLC
Akers Law Offices, PLLC
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  • When you hear the phrase "hunting accident," what's the first thing you think about? If you're like most people, it's probably someone getting shot after being mistaken for a deer -- not someone falling from a tree stand or...

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