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 [...]
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Rhoads & Rhoads is one of the largest personal injury firms in Western Kentucky with an earned reputation for being aggressive injury attorneys who get results. Personal injury attorneys handle all types of injury and disability cases including motor vehicle accidents, nursing home abuse, wrongful death, workers’ compensation, medical malpractice, disability and more. Statistical research, [...]
Key Points Individuals who have had one concussion are more likely to have repeated head injuries that may be mild or severe and result in long-term degenerative brain diseases such as CTE. Researchers believe that repetitive head trauma is likely the cause of CTE in football players and injuries have been documented to start in child [...]
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 [...]
Synopsis Kentuckians may apply to receive Social Security benefits after they have been diagnosed with a disabling condition that affects their ability to work and has lasted or is expected to continue, at least one year or result in death. In Kentucky, Disability Determination Services makes disability determinations for both Supplemental Security Income (SSI) and [...]
Synopsis Personal injuries caused by motor vehicle accidents can create catastrophic financial, physical, and mental health issues for which most individuals should be compensated. For crash victims who are no longer able to work due to severe and long-lasting psychological and physical injuries, Social Security Disability benefits may be available. There are specific requirements to [...]
Synopsis Serious back injuries can trigger spine-related pain and suffering that persists for a life-time. Back surgery and other treatments can cost anywhere from $20,000 to $150,000 depending on procedural complications or the surprise onset of other related conditions. If an injured person has reached a certain working status through the Social Security Administration, there [...]
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 [...]
Synopsis State-by-state rider trends identified by GHSA suggests motorcyclist fatalities in the United States decreased by 5.6 percent in 2017, a difference of 296 lives from the year prior. As with a majority of states, Kentucky also reported a decline in motorcyclist fatalities from 90 deaths in 2017 to a comparable 113 in 2016. Male [...]
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 [...]