What Does the Virginia Newscaster Shooting Tell Us About Workplace Safety?

Since news reporter Alison Parker and photojournalist Adam Ward, employees of CBS affiliate WDBJ in Roanoke, Virginia, were shot to death in August while conducting a live television interview, questions have been raised regarding workplace safety. At a news conference the day after the shooting, the station manager of WDBJ was asked if the station could have done anything more to keep...

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What Should You Do If You Are Hit by a Drunk Driver?

Drunk driving accidents claim over 30,000 American lives every year. Even though the public knows the horrific consequences of getting caught drunk behind the wheel, drunk driving is still a modern epidemic. The simple, irrefutable truth is that every drunk driving accident is entirely avoidable, if only the drunk driver learned how to act responsibly. Read More

How Often Are Construction Workers Hurt On Job Sites?

Every month, more and more construction workers are injured and killed when site managers fail to provide safety instructions and guidelines. Workers should never have their safety compromised for the sake of the boss’ bottom line. A Virginia construction worker was electrocuted last month on a jobsite and died on the way to the hospital. Read More

A Law Firm Dedicated to Helping the Injured, One Client at a Time

At Koonz, McKenney, Johnson, DePaolis & Lightfoot, L.L.P., we have represented people in all facets of personal injury litigation for over a quarter century. Our Washington D.C., Maryland and Virginia injury lawyers protect the rights of workers, and speak out for those hurt by defective products, exposure to dangerous substances—such as asbestos—or hazardous work places. We...

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