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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

A Family Guide To Safe Trick-Or-Treating

Key Points of This Article October ranks No. 2 in motor vehicle deaths by month, and children are more than twice as likely to be hit by a car and killed on Halloween than on any other day of the year. In popular trick-or-treating neighborhoods, pedestrians may forget the streets are not closed and tend to cross instead [...]

By |2019-11-07T18:38:55+00:00October 29th, 2019|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 [...]

Keep Your Kids Safe From Car Accident Injuries

Synopsis The U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reports that every 30 seconds, one child under the age of 13 will be involved in a crash. In 2017, over one-third of adolescent children killed in passenger vehicles were not restrained in car seats, booster seats, or seat belts. Injuries and deaths related [...]

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 [...]

An Overview of Heat-Related Dangers for Outdoor Kentucky Workers

Synopsis From 1992 through 2017, heat killed 815 workers nationally and injured another 66,000, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. High temperatures and extreme hot weather can trigger dangerous conditions for workers in outdoor operations, making them sick from exposure and puts them at risk of falling, or mishandling machinery and tools. The U.S. [...]

Who is to Blame for all the Texting While Driving Accidents?

Synopsis The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration says drivers who text message are the highest percentage of those involved in fatal distracted driving crashes. Distracted driving was responsible for 2,994 fatal crashes in 2017 and countless accident-related injuries which impacted not only the victims, but also families and friends. In Kentucky, the law bans texting [...]

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 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

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