Wet Roads Lead to More Accidents: 5 Tips to Adapt & Avoid a Car Crash

Rain and Wet Roads Increase Likelihood of Car Accident When that Kentucky rain starts pouring down, automobile crashes due to wet pavement follow close behind. In fact, the U.S. Department of Transportation, estimates nearly 950,000 motor vehicle accidents occur because of wet roadways each year in the U.S. Since weather conditions remain an uncontrollable force [...]

By | 2018-03-19T19:09:45+00:00 March 8th, 2018|Auto Accidents|0 Comments

Kentucky’s Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program Looks to Improve Kentucky’s Poor Track Record

Long-Term Care Residents Are Abused and Neglected Every Day When someone has recovered well enough to leave the hospital but needs to enter an area nursing home for physical therapy and further rehabilitation, they (or their family member) should be prepared about what to fully expect and know what to do if rights have been [...]

By | 2018-03-19T19:09:06+00:00 March 6th, 2018|Nursing Home Abuse|0 Comments

Brain Injury Awareness Month: What You Should Know About Brain Injuries

March is Brain Injury Awareness Month Each year an estimated 1.5 million Americans sustain a TBI and the 230,000 people who survive will face long-lasting, life-changing effects. In Kentucky, approximately 30,000 brain injuries occur each year and thousands experience the onset struggle of long-term disability following a brain injury. The needs of these victims and their families [...]

By | 2018-03-08T00:07:42+00:00 February 28th, 2018|Brain Injury, Kentucky News, Tips|0 Comments

Construction Trench Collapse Deaths Increasing in Kentucky

Worker Deaths Increase Due to Trench Work Hazards Although our work injury attorneys recently posted 2017 data that supported a decline in Kentucky’s worker injuries, the Kentucky Fatality Assessment and Control Evaluation Program (FACE) has released a new hazard alert warning of the dangers of trench work in response to an uptick in trench box or trench collapse [...]

By | 2018-03-05T13:40:08+00:00 February 22nd, 2018|Construction Site Accidents, Safety|0 Comments

Nursing Home Patients with Alzheimer’s Are Targets of Elder Abuse

Alzheimer’s Patients Are Common Victims of Elder Abuse A striking 5.5 million Americans are living with Alzheimer's – the memory loss disease that accounts for 60 to 80 percent of dementia cases. Sadly, this growing population has fell victim to approximately 2 million cases of elder abuse incidences each year the Alzheimer’s Association reports. Most [...]

By | 2018-03-05T13:39:55+00:00 February 20th, 2018|Nursing Home Abuse|0 Comments

Four Mistakes That Hurt Your Claim Following a Car Accident

Four Common Mistakes That Impact Car Accident Injury Claims After you’ve been involved in a collision or been injured in an automobile accident, you may feel anxious and ready to put the incident behind you. You are probably doing all the things you are supposed to do and gathering the information necessary, so you can [...]

By | 2018-02-21T23:35:40+00:00 February 14th, 2018|Auto Accidents, Insurance, No-Fault, Personal Injury, Tips|0 Comments

Injuries in the Workplace Happen to Minors, Too

Workers’ Comp Program Supports Young Workers Almost every employee in Kentucky is covered by the commonwealth’s Workers' Compensation Law, including minors. Kentucky’s Department of Workers’ Claims, which is attached to the Labor Cabinet, administers the workers’ compensation program. The department has reported in its Fiscal Year 2016- 2017 Annual Report, there were 391 injuries to [...]

By | 2018-02-13T13:02:07+00:00 February 8th, 2018|Personal Injury, workers compensation|0 Comments

Kentucky Highway Ranks in Top 10 Worst Traffic Congestion

Kentucky Highway Earns No. 10 Slot for Worst Traffic Congestion The annual Top 100 Truck Bottleneck List has been released from the American Transportation Research Institute (ATRI), ranking one Kentucky highway in the top ten percent for having the worst bottleneck induced traffic congestion in 2017. The Institute used GPS data to conclude that the [...]

By | 2018-02-13T12:59:58+00:00 February 6th, 2018|Auto Accidents, Kentucky News, Semi-Truck Accident|0 Comments

Top 10 OSHA Workplace Safety Violations

New Data Reveals Kentucky’s Workers May Be Getting Hurt Less Often For the first time in Kentucky’s labor history, the state has reached the lowest rate of nonfatal workplace incidents. The most recent data (2016) supporting this claim was released by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. The Bureau’s report showed that Kentucky’s rate of [...]

By | 2018-02-08T19:57:50+00:00 January 31st, 2018|Safety, workers compensation|0 Comments

Drivers Killed in Crashes in 2017 Were More Likely To Be On Drugs Than Drunk

Drugged Driving Is Now More Prevalent Than Drunk Driving The U.S. Department of Transportation’s and National Highway Traffic and Safety Administration’s research has shown that a growing majority of crashes, particularly those resulting in serious injury or fatality, involved someone driving under the influence. And, “driving under the influence” doesn’t just refer to the influence [...]

By | 2018-01-31T20:59:34+00:00 January 25th, 2018|Auto Accidents, Drinking and Driving, Personal Injury|0 Comments