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What are the 6 Most Dangerous Bridges in Daviess County in Winter?

Daviess County Drivers Should Be Aware of Black Ice on These Bridges With a little more than 14,000 bridges in Kentucky, there remains a lot of opportunity for narrowed passes to become covered with treacherous winter weather driving hazards which can create multi-vehicle pileups and at times, even fatal run-offs each year. Located in western Kentucky’s [...]

By |2019-01-14T14:34:28+00:00January 11th, 2019|Car Accident, Kentucky News, Personal Injury|0 Comments

Kentucky Workplace Fatalities Decrease for the Second Year in a Row

Workplace Fatalities Dropped in 2017 According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics’ National Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries (CFOI) report released on December 18, 2018, there were 43 fewer workplace fatalities in 2017 than the previous year. A rate that also decreased from 3.6 percent in 2016 to 3.5 percent in 2017 nationwide. In Kentucky, the rate [...]

Tips for Winning a Whiplash Injury Case

Settling Your Head, Neck or Back Injury After a Motor Vehicle Accident Even some of the most damaging motor vehicle accident injuries will not always present immediately. It’s the head, neck and back that are most sensitive to painful, long lasting accident injuries and are the most frequently reported car accident injury claims, including whiplash [...]

By |2019-01-03T18:14:02+00:00January 3rd, 2019|Auto Accidents, Tips|0 Comments

Risk of Black Lung Disease Was Known and Ignored By Employers

Investigators & Employers Knew of Coal Miners Risk of Black Lung Disease The multiyear investigation led by NPR and the PBS program Frontline is continuing to release more information about the rise in Coal Workers’ Pneumoconiosis (CWP), an epidemic commonly referred to as black lung disease. The groups continued their reporting on December 18, 2018 stating that [...]

7 Social Security Facts That May Surprise You

Social Security Benefits Set to Increase in 2019 In 2018, about 63 million Americans received approximately one trillion dollars in Social Security benefits while an estimated 175 million workers were covered under Social Security. In Kentucky, nearly 950,000 residents currently receive some type of Social Security benefits and that statistic is likely to grow substantially from here [...]

By |2018-12-28T18:21:59+00:00December 26th, 2018|Kentucky News, Social Security Disability|0 Comments

Tips for Collecting Evidence After a Car Accident

Don’t Forget to Check These Locations for Car Accident Evidence Collecting evidence to prove someone else’s negligence in your personal injury can feel cumbersome and taxing while dealing with your own recovery, medical appointments, and insurance companies. But having the right evidence after being involved in either a motor vehicle accident or slip, trip, and [...]

By |2018-12-28T18:21:46+00:00December 21st, 2018|Auto Accidents, No-Fault, Personal Injury, Tips|0 Comments

Drinking and Driving Spikes During the Holidays

Stay Sober: Impaired Driving on The Rise Over Holiday Season While drunk driving related-collision numbers have declined over the years, Kentucky was still home to 175 alcohol related fatalities and 1,974 injuries in 2016 with increases noted during the Thanksgiving thru New Year’s holidays. Also on the rise are the more than 1,400 drug-related collisions, [...]

Three Ways to Prevent a Holiday Fall Accident

Avoid Slips, Trips, and Falls This Holiday Season It’s the most wonderful time of the year! Unless you need to take an unexpected visit to the local emergency room due to a slip, trip, or fall at home. The holidays are actually the most pronounced time for preventable accidents around the home. In fact, the [...]

By |2018-12-18T13:26:51+00:00December 15th, 2018|Personal Injury, Safety, Slip and Fall, Tips|0 Comments

10 Tips for Driving Around Semi-Trucks This Winter

Injury and Fatal Truck Crashes Increase in Kentucky In Kentucky, a truck is defined as a vehicle with a registered weight of 10,000 pounds or more. Most drivers may recognize these vehicles as tractor-trailers, big-rigs, and semi-truck haulers. An alarming review of the Kentucky Transportation Center Research Report (2012-2017) trend analysis shows a steady increase [...]

New Law Could Make Getting Kentucky Workers’s Compensation More Difficult

Substance Abuse and Kentucky’s New Workers’ Compensation Law Workers injured on the job in Kentucky, are covered by the state’s workers’ compensation laws – with few exceptions for independent contractors, domestic workers, and most volunteers. Workers’ compensation provides injured workers with funding for medical costs, temporary disability, or permanent disability if lingering injuries or impairments [...]