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Wrongful Death and Serious Injury

When a person is injured or killed as a result of the carelessness of another, the law allows the victim, or the victim's family, to bring a claim seeking compensation for past and future medical bills, lost income, and other damages. In recognition of the trauma caused by these incidents, the law also allows compensation for the pain and anguish that accompany the injury or death. To recover the full benefits to which you are entitled under West Virginia (WV) law, it is wise to consult with WV wrongful death attorneys or serious injury lawyers.

Employment and Workplace Discrimination

Employers in West Virginia (WV) are prohibited by state and federal law from discriminating against or retaliating against current or prospective employees in hiring, promotion, firing, and other terms and conditions of employment. A person who believes he or she has a WV employment discrimination claim or an employment retaliation claim has a number of options under state and federal law. The experienced WV employment discrimination attorneys of Allan N. Karlin & Associates PLLC help victims of discrimination understand their rights and identify the best options to move their cases forward.

Wrongful Termination

Most employees who work for private employers are considered "at will employees." This means they can be fired for any reason or for no reason. This seems unfair to most people, but it is the law. Fortunately, there are a few exceptions.

Sexual Harassment

Hostile environment sexual harassment involves unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, and other verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature which unreasonably interfere with an individual's work performance or create an intimidating, hostile, or offensive working environment. Sexual harassment can be from a member of the opposite sex or the same sex.

Civil Rights

Civil rights cases involve violations of constitutional rights by agents of the state or federal government. Examples of civil rights cases include the denial of free speech rights by the state or federal government, the denial of Due Process rights, and violations of civil rights by police officers or other governmental officials. Both West Virginia and federal law provides remedies for those whose civil rights have been violated.

Medical Negligence

Medical negligence is an act or omission by a health care provider in which the treatment provided falls below the accepted standard of care. Health care providers -- doctors, nurses, hospitals -- make mistakes, the same as everyone else. In law, mistakes are sometimes referred to as "negligence." Bringing a lawsuit to recover for those damages is a reasonable step and one with which our firm has helped other people.