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Personal Injury Accident Trends To Watch For In 2020

Rhoads & Rhoads is one of the largest personal injury firms in Western Kentucky with an earned reputation for being aggressive injury attorneys who get results. Personal injury attorneys handle all types of injury and disability cases including motor vehicle accidents, nursing home abuse, wrongful death, workers’ compensation, medical malpractice, disability and more. Statistical research, [...]

The Top 10 Most Frequently Cited Workplace Safety Violations

Key Points of This Article: There are more than 30,000 lost-time workplace injury reports filed in Kentucky each year, according to the Kentucky Labor Cabinet. The majority of injury events are related to falls, slips and trips, overexertion and bodily reaction, and contact with equipment. Many workplace safety violations occur year-after-year despite a push for [...]

7 Common Workers’ Compensation Questions

What You’ll Learn From Reading This Article In 2017, there were more than 30,000 lost-time workplace injury reports filed in Kentucky, many caused by falls or slips, lifting and strains. Nursing and residential care facility employees, and those working in correctional institutions, transportation and trade, natural resources and mining carry the highest workplace injury and [...]

Top 10 Most Common Workplace Injuries of 2018

Synopsis Under the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970, employers are responsible for providing a safe and healthful workplace. More than 2.8 billion workers are injured on the job each year and thousands more die from work-related accidents that could have been prevented by proper trainings and protections. The top 10 most frequently cited [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Tips for Spotting and Preventing Trench Collapses

Recognizing the Dangers of Excavation and Trench Work Excavation and trenching are among the most hazardous construction operations. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) data shows 23 construction workers were killed in trench collapses in 2016, nearly double the year before. As we wait for the official 2017 trench worker fatality and injury statistics to be [...]

By |2018-10-19T13:42:20+00:00October 14th, 2018|Construction Site Accidents, Personal Injury, Tips|0 Comments

Kentucky Coal Miners Still at Risk from Bad Employer Practices

First Kentucky Coal Mining Death For 2018 Reported at Panther Mine We are saddened to read reports from the Kentucky Energy and Environment Cabinet in regard to the state’s first coal mining death of the year and fourth coal mining related death in the United States. It appears to have happened in Harlan County and [...]

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+00:00February 22nd, 2018|Construction Site Accidents, Safety|0 Comments

Kentucky Worker’s Death Highlights Need for Stricter Safeguards at Coal Ash Sites

Worker Dies After Slipping Into Coal Ash Pond at Kentucky Power Plant A 36-year-old Kentucky Utilities contractor, Aaron Bunger, was tragically killed at a workplace accident when KU officials say he “slipped into” a coal ash pond at the power plant in Ghent, Kentucky. Bunger was employed by Tetra Tech, a global services company based [...]