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Minimize Your Seasonal Car Accident Risk

Key Points of This Article Highway Loss Data Institute reports show that Kentucky is one of the top five states with the highest November accident claim frequencies related to collisions with deer. When a driver hits a deer, their vehicle can quickly lose control and hit a tree, or worse, swerve into oncoming traffic and [...]

By |2019-11-07T18:39:13+00:00November 7th, 2019|Auto Accidents, Personal Injury, Safety|0 Comments

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 [...]

Most Dangerous Intersections in Owensboro and Kentucky

Synopsis Of the 3,537 roadway fatalities in Kentucky from 2010 through 2014, 450 resulted from collisions at roadway intersections. The most dangerous intersection in Kentucky is in Louisville at 2nd Street and Broadway. As part of a Highway Safety Improvement Program (HSIP) project, the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet has identified several unsafe intersections across the region, [...]

What You Should Know About School Zone Driving and Crashes

Synopsis Distracted drivers remain a leading cause behind school year car, bus, and truck accidents and texting while driving has become a significant contributor to distracted driving accidents for drivers of all ages in school zones. No form of mobile phone use is safe while driving but carrying on social conversations through the use of texting, social [...]

Forklift Accidents in Kentucky

Synopsis More than 2.8 billion workers will be injured on the job each year, and thousands more die from work-related accidents that could have been prevented with the proper training and work-site protection. Powered industrial trucks, commonly referred to as PITS, forklifts or lift trucks, are used in many industries to move heavy boxes and shipments [...]

What to Know About Whiplash Injuries

Synopsis Painful sprains can happen when a person’s neck, including their discs, ligaments, nerves, and muscles are suddenly twisted, jolted, or “whipped” if the vehicle they are traveling in was hit. This type of sprain, also known as whiplash, is a common soft-tissue injury that often leaves crash victims wondering if pursuing a personal injury [...]

By |2019-09-20T15:51:40+00:00September 10th, 2019|Auto Accidents, Personal Injury|0 Comments

Kentucky Nursing Homes Have a Bedsore Problem

Synopsis Kentucky’s nursing home residents are being left ignored, suffering, and injured at the hands of neglectful administrators who run understaffed facilities. Nearly half of all Kentucky nursing homes carry less than average care scores, under the regulation of the U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid. As the state continues to struggle with caregiving shortages, [...]

By |2019-09-20T15:51:29+00:00September 6th, 2019|Kentucky News, Nursing Home Abuse, Personal Injury|0 Comments

What to Know About Whiplash Injuries Following a Car Accident

Synopsis Painful sprains can happen when a person’s neck, including their discs, ligaments, nerves, and muscles are suddenly twisted, jolted, or “whipped” if the vehicle they are traveling in was hit. This type of sprain, also known as whiplash, is a common soft-tissue injury that often leaves crash victims wondering if pursuing a personal injury [...]

By |2019-08-28T14:40:22+00:00August 22nd, 2019|Auto Accidents, Personal Injury, Tips|0 Comments

What Kentucky Coal Miners Should Know About Black Lung Disease

Synopsis Coal Workers’ Pneumoconiosis (CWP), commonly referred to as black lung disease, is an illness caused by inhaling respirable coal mine dust such as silica. Monthly benefits are available to coal miners disabled by black lung disease and financial support is also awarded to survivors and family members. The Black Lung Disability Trust Fund is now at risk of being able [...]

Your Surgical Burn Could Have Been Prevented

Synopsis Medical errors remain the third-leading cause of death after heart disease and cancer, killing more than 250,000 people in the U.S. every year, according to John Hopkins. Common medical mistakes such as prescription errors, missed or wrong diagnosis and those that occur in surgeries could have been prevented if the necessary safety measures had [...]