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Kentucky Highways Continue Positive Trend

Highway Fatalities Decline in Kentucky For Second Straight Year While highway fatalities are up nationwide, Kentucky once again saw a decline for the second year, according to a preliminary report from the Kentucky Office of Highway Safety (KOHS) released on Feb. 1, 2019. The first glance type of report shows 722 highway fatalities in 2018 across [...]

By |2019-03-05T02:10:34+00:00March 4th, 2019|Auto Accidents, Kentucky News, Safety, Tips|0 Comments

6 Safe Driving Behaviors to Prevent a Winter Car Accident

What Drivers Need to Know About Winter Intersection Accidents Lexington police say an early morning head-on collision crash at the intersection of Alumni Drive and New Circle Road sent four people to the University of Kentucky Hospital, one person with life-threatening injuries. A report published by WTVQ on February 14th, says a woman was driving [...]

3 Towing Tips To Prevent Accidents

Unhooked Trailer Triggered Head-On Crash, Caused Serious Injuries to 3 Kentucky Children Kentucky State Police recently reported a head-on collision involving an unhitched trailer which put three young girls, all under the age of 10, into the hospital with severe injuries. The accident occurred near the 7000 block of Cemetery Road in Bowling Green and [...]

On-the-Job Dangers To Miners Prevalent in Kentucky

First Kentucky Coal Miner Death for 2019 Reported in Bell County Rhoads & Rhoads is a law firm with a devoted history protecting the rights of Kentucky coal workers and their families. In 1974, Jerry Rhoads started the law firm in Madisonville with the majority of the practice focusing on representing the United Mine Workers’ [...]

By |2019-01-29T16:55:27+00:00January 29th, 2019|Coal Mining, Kentucky News, Safety, Wrongful Death|0 Comments

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 [...]

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

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 [...]

Kentucky Highway Fatalities Drop for First Time in Four Years

Kentucky Joins Nation in Declining Trend of Highway Fatalities The U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s (NHTSA) 2017 highway fatality numbers showed a downward trend following two consecutive years of large increases. These numbers were released in an NHTSA report on October 3, 2018 and showed that motor vehicle fatalities had decreased [...]