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How to Recognize Workplace Harassment and What You Can Do About It

Published on Jan 14, 2021 at 3:09 pm in Employment Law.

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When you enter your workplace, you should feel safe. You shouldn’t have to worry about being treated properly by your boss and coworkers. That’s why there are laws in place against workplace harassment so that workers can feel comfortable in their work environments, but unfortunately, some people break those laws. When you’ve been harassed at your job, you need to know what your options are.

At DiPiero Simmons McGinley & Bastress, we’re here to represent you after facing workplace harassment. One of our employment lawyers will ensure your rights are protected and the perpetrator of the harassment is held accountable for their actions.

What Are Your Options If You Experience Racial Discrimination in the Workplace?

Published on Jan 7, 2021 at 3:02 pm in Employment Law.

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Nobody deserves to be discriminated against, and especially not in the workplace. Not only is it treatment that people don’t deserve, it’s also illegal. When you experience racial discrimination in your workplace, you might be hurt, confused, and wondering what you can do to combat the hurtful experience you just had. There are plenty of options for what you can do moving forward to ensure that your rights are protected, and the discriminatory person or company is held responsible for their actions.

For support through your workplace discrimination claim in West Virginia, you’ll want to hire a lawyer from DiPiero Simmons McGinley & Bastress, PLLC. We have experience representing clients and defending their rights to have a safe and healthy workspace. Discrimination of any kind is a threat to safety, which is why we’re here to represent you.

Can Passengers Receive Car Accident Compensation?

Published on Jan 7, 2021 at 2:33 pm in Car Accidents.

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Car accidents have the capacity to hurt everyone involved—that includes the passengers of the vehicle who didn’t cause the collision and had no way of avoiding injury. Passengers might be wondering if they can still recover compensation for their injuries and other damages after a car accident. In short, the answer is yes.

When you’ve been in a car accident, whether the driver or passenger, and the accident wasn’t your fault, then you could recover financial compensation for the costs you’ve incurred. A car accident lawyer from DiPiero Simmons McGinley & Bastress, PLLC can help you add up what you’re owed and fight for your rights.

What to Do If You’re Feeling Back Pain After a Car Accident

Published on Dec 22, 2020 at 2:34 pm in Car Accidents.

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When two vehicles collide, the drivers and passengers can all sustain serious injuries as well as property damage. The problem is that the stress that the accident puts on the bodies of the occupants can drive up adrenaline and put victims into shock, which masks any pain they might be feeling from injuries.

This can keep crash victims from seeking medical attention because they don’t think they’ve been hurt. When they finally do feel pain from the wreck, they might avoid getting treatment because they don’t realize it’s related to their accident, or they don’t think getting help would improve anything now. But really, the opposite is true.

After a motor vehicle wreck that causes injuries and property damage, you might need the help of a car accident lawyer to recover compensation for what you’ve suffered. At DiPiero Simmons McGinley & Bastress, PLLC, we will fully investigate your claim and use the police report, medical bills, and other documents to determine fault and how much you’re owed for your damages.

How Many Medical Error Deaths Occur Each Year?

Published on Dec 22, 2020 at 2:18 pm in Medical Malpractice.

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When you trust a hospital, doctor, or medical staff with your care, you are trusting them with your life. Usually, they will correctly diagnose you, work quickly, and treat you to heal whatever is ailing you. But sometimes, the medical professionals who are supposed to be healing you end up making a medical error that severely injures you, or worse.

When you or a loved one has suffered an injury or death from a medical error, you could use the help of a lawyer. A medical malpractice attorney from DiPiero Simmons McGinley & Bastress, PLLC can get you the financial compensation you deserve for the injuries, damages, or other costs you suffered from medical negligence.

What Is the West Virginia Statute of Limitations for Medical Malpractice?

Published on Dec 17, 2020 at 1:13 pm in Medical Malpractice.

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Going to the doctor is necessary when you’re sick or hurt and need treatment. You expect the medical professionals who are there to help you will take proper care of you, but sometimes they can make mistakes from negligence. There are many factors that go into medical negligence, but regardless, the injuries and damages you were caused could have been prevented.

That’s why you might be interested in filing for medical malpractice. One of our med mal lawyers from DiPiero Simmons McGinley & Bastress, PLLC are here to guide you through a claim and get you the justice you deserve. We’ll help you determine what you’re owed and give you the legal support you need.

What Are West Virginia’s Motorcycle Helmet Laws?

Published on Dec 17, 2020 at 12:40 pm in Motorcycle Accidents.

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Riding a motorcycle is a freeing experience—nothing but the bike is separating you from the road, and the air is whipping all around your body. Compared to a regular motor vehicle, you are more exposed to the elements while on a motorcycle. This is why there are motorcycle helmet laws to keep you as safe as possible while on your motorbike.

Even if you’re wearing a helmet, motorcycle accidents can be dangerous and cause serious damage to your body and bike. When someone else’s negligence has caused a collision with your motorcycle, you could use the help of one of our lawyers. At DiPiero Simmons McGinley & Bastress, PLLC, our motorcycle accident lawyers are here to help you through your claim and get you justice.

Tips for Riding a Motorcycle in Winter

Published on Dec 11, 2020 at 10:43 am in Motorcycle Accidents.

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When you think of riding a motorcycle, you might exclusively imagine riding on a sunny summer day. But you can still ride your motorcycle into winter if you’re careful and know the safest ways to ride in colder weather. While it could be more dangerous to ride in the winter, there are ways to ride that can keep you on your bike in December and still have fun.

How Common Are Snow Blower Injuries?

Published on Dec 4, 2020 at 10:14 am in Product Liability.

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In the winter, snowfall can cause a lot of extra work for home and property owners. Rather than labor-intensive shoveling, some people choose to buy snow blowers to quickly and easily remove snow from driveways, sidewalks, and other walkways. As with any machinery, though, people can get injured while using snow blowers.

When a product is defective and causes you unexpected harm, it can be shocking and you might not know what to do. That’s where a product liability lawyer comes in. One of our attorneys from DiPiero Simmons McGinley & Bastress, PLLC in Charleston can help you recover compensation for your injuries caused by a defective product.

Toy Safety Tips for the Holidays

Published on Nov 24, 2020 at 9:47 am in Product Liability.

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Whether you’re buying a toy for your child, a niece or nephew, a child in your family, or your friend’s children, it’s important to consider safety before purchasing and presenting the toy to the child. Even though the toy you want to buy is the toy of the season that everyone is getting, you still want to make sure that it will be safe for the specific child you’re planning to purchase it for.

According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), there were over 226,000 toy-related injuries in children under 15 in 2018, and 17 children died from toys. In all ages, injuries most commonly occurred to the face and head. Much less common were injuries to arms and legs. All these injuries could be prevented by taking proper safety precaution.

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