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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 [...]

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 [...]

Thanksgiving Travel – Accident Prevention Tips

Motor Vehicle Accident Rates Skyrocket Over Thanksgiving Holiday Hundreds of families are getting ready to make their holiday trek across the Bluegrass for their annual Turkey Day celebrations. Across the U.S., 43,400,000 travelers will plan to venture 50 miles or more on average with a majority, 90 percent, of travelers will get to their Thanksgiving destination via [...]

By |2018-11-20T16:00:36+00:00November 20th, 2018|Auto Accidents, Kentucky News, Personal Injury, Safety, Tips|0 Comments

What You Should Know About the Kentucky Pregnant Workers’ Rights Act

Kentucky Legislation Supports Workplace Accommodations for Pregnant and Nursing Women A new bill dubbed the Kentucky Pregnant Workers’ Rights Act could make Kentucky the 24th state to require workplace accommodations like more breaks, fair treatment, and support for pregnant women and employees who are nursing. The act will ensure no pregnant woman is forced out [...]

By |2018-11-20T15:53:48+00:00November 15th, 2018|Kentucky News, workers compensation|0 Comments

Frankfort Plant Sees Two Workers Die in Separate Accidents in One Week

Two Worker Deaths in One Week at Montaplast Plant in Frankfort Another worker tragedy, the second in less than a week, has occurred at the Montaplast of North America, Inc. plant in Franklin County. Initial reports say a production engineer died from an electrical shock while another worker is being treated for serious electrical injuries. [...]

8 Nursing Home Rights Residents Should Be Aware Of

Nursing Home Residents' Rights Awareness Month The month of October serves as a platform to raise awareness for the legal rights and protections against the abuse and neglect of nursing home residents across the country, including those who live right here in Kentucky. It’s an important time as nursing home laws designed to protect and support [...]

By |2018-10-19T13:42:30+00:00October 17th, 2018|Kentucky News, Nursing Home Abuse|0 Comments