ELIQUIS AND XARELTO are drugs in a class known as New Oral Anticoagulants. They have been touted as simpler alternatives to warfarin for patients at risk for blood clots. Xarelto and Eliquis can lead to uncontrolled bleeding and death. Unlike warfarin, there is no readily available, FDA approved antidote, and it is very difficult to […]

In West Virginia, call 1-800-HURT-NOW

Goddard & Wagoner is getting ready to start a new, exciting ad campaign. To go along with it, we have a new phone number to supplement our historical number (304-623-HELP (4357). While the old number will continue to work and should be used if you are outside of West Virginia, we have a new number […]

Coal Mining Injuries and Death in West Virginia

Just recently, two accidents have occurred in West Virginia coal mines. While the industry continues to shrink due to over-regulation by our executive branch, the risks to our miners continue. When an injury occurs, workers’ compensation may be the first avenue of recovery. After that, the question arises – can the injured miner (or his […]

LAWYERS CAN BE VERY GOOD – Don’t believe stereotypes

LAWYERS, WHAT ARE THEY GOOD FOR? . . . I think many people think of lawyers like they think about war, as in the song lyrics “War, what is it good for? Absolutely nothin’, say it again.” In the past, we have made various posts about the types of cases we handle. In response to […]

NPR and ProPublica Confirm Reveals Significant Injustices to Victims of Workplace Injuries

According to a recent NPR and ProPublica investigation, state reforms to workers’ compensation laws have systematically demolished the system.  In many states, including West Virginia, the victims of workplace injuries are now forced to return to work, regardless of whether they are actually healed or able.  Furthermore, these cases are now often “reviewed” by doctors […]

Ten Most Common Employment Law Claims – WV Attorneys Goddard & Wagoner PLLC

The Federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) recently released the top ten claims it receives from aggrieved employees. They are: 1. Retaliation (42.8% of all charges filed) 2. Race (35%) 3. Sex (29.3%) 4. Disability (28.6%) 5. Age (23.2%) 6. National Origin (10.8%) 7. Religion (4%) 8. Color (3.1%) 9. Equal Pay Act (1.1%) 10. […]

Coal Mining Injuries and Deaths in WV – GODDARD & WAGONER PLLC

Mining has always been a fundamental part of West Virginia’s economy. In fact, 43 of our 55 counties have mineable coal. Coal companies pay nearly $2 Billion in annual payroll in West Virginia alone. We cannot forget, however, that over 16,000 violations were written by West Virginia Mine Health Safety and Training (WVMHS&T) inspectors in […]

Oil and Gas Injuries and Death in WV – GODDARD & WAGONER

There are a lot of oil and gas operations in West Virginia. Drilling rigs are running, and permits are being filed throughout our region. As discussed in http://www.eenews.net/stories/1059986375, oil and gas deaths reached a record high in 2012. In West Virginia, Ohio and Pennsylvania, one firm is ideally situated to represent injured workers or the […]

Legal Malpractice in West Virginia – Who should you call if you think you have a claim?

Goddard & Wagoner PLLC has offices in Clarksburg, WV and Morgantown, WV. However, our lawyers handle lawsuits all over West Virginia, eastern Ohio and southwestern Pennsylvania. Legal malpractice lawsuits can be difficult to bring. To win, you must prove that your lawyer owed you a duty, that he/she breached that duty, and that the breach […]