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Kentucky Coal Miners and Carbon Monoxide Injuries

Key Points of This Article A lack of workplace safeguards for coal miners represents an incredible failure of oversight that puts workers at risk of a tragic accident, preventable fatality, or lifelong illness. The presence of harmful substances or related environmental hazards should not occur inside Kentucky coal mines without the proper precautions to keep [...]

Attorney Emma McFarland Joins Rhoads & Rhoads Law Firm

Key Points of This Article Rhoads & Rhoads is pleased to welcome Attorney Emma McFarland to its Owensboro legal team. McFarland will be practicing in the areas of personal injury, Social Security Disability, and Workers’ Compensation. The firm is almost exclusively personal injury law, with the main office located in Owensboro and led by attorney [...]

Long-Term Disability Insurance Claim Rejected?

Key Points of This Article: Long-term disability insurance pays a portion of your income if you’re disabled through illness or injury, or an accident, and find yourself out of work for an extended time. This type of plan is not workers’ compensation, which is a benefit used after being injured on the job, and it’s not short-term [...]

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 [...]

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 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 [...]

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. [...]

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 [...]

What You Should Know About Forklift Accidents

4 Common Causes of Forklift Operator Injury or Death Forklifts are common work vehicles used by most of Kentucky’s construction and manufacturing industries. Also known as powered industrial trucks (PITS), forklifts are used most often to lift heavy loads and transport supplies and can either be operated by a trained worker or controlled by a [...]

By |2019-03-04T23:36:06+00:00February 13th, 2019|Personal Injury, workers compensation, Wrongful Death|0 Comments