In West Virginia, all drivers are banned from texting while driving. This is especially important to know if you were injured by someone who was texting while driving.
Passengers who are injured in a car accident have rights and can sometimes recover for their injuries. Passengers should be informed of what their rights are. They should also be aware of who they can bring a cause of action against to recover for their injuries.
Worker's compensation is insurance purchased by a company to cover its employees in the event that the employee is injured at work. Worker's compensation allows an employee injured at work to get paid no matter who was at fault. This is great for employers because it makes it harder for an employee to sue. But, even with worker's compensation, an employee might be able to sue the employer for damages.
Some employees may think that as long as both parties agree, the worker's status can be categorized as an independent contractor. However, that is not enough to establish their relationship under federal and state laws as an independent contractor. This is an incorrect assumption that is made fairly regularly. The IRS and the United States Department of Labor have certain criteria that they look at when determining whether someone is an independent contractor.
The majority of states recognize at-will employment. Because of this, it is important to know what it means to be an at-will employee. At-will employees should also know what rights they have and understand what an at-will agreement is.