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 [...]
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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 [...]
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 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 [...]
Guide to Understanding Long Term Disability Denials and Appeals WATCH: Attorney Sara Martin Diaz, who handles most of the LTD cases for the firm, talks about what made her want to become an attorney and why Rhoads & Rhoads is different. A disability or serious illness can rob an individual’s ability to work and carry [...]
WATCH Attorney Kyle Lamar explains the factors used to determine whether or not you have a Social Security Disability (SSD/SSI) case in the state of Kentucky. What to Do If Your Social Security Disability Benefits Were Denied Kentuckians may apply to receive Social Security Disability (SSD) benefits after they have been diagnosed with a disabling condition [...]
Cancer Patients May Qualify for Social Security Disability Benefits In 2015, just over 11 percent of Kentuckians were receiving some form of a Social Security Disability (SSD) benefit payment, the second highest percentage in the country. And, since 2002, the percentage of Kentucky’s population receiving disability payments has never fallen below second among the fifty [...]
5 Social Security Disability Questions You Need Answers To More than 11 percent of Kentuckians receive some form of Social Security disability payment, making Kentucky the second highest state in dispersing the funds. If you have a disability and find that you are no longer able to support yourself and your family, nothing should stand in the way of [...]
March is Brain Injury Awareness Month Each year an estimated 1.5 million Americans sustain a TBI and the 230,000 people who survive will face long-lasting, life-changing effects. In Kentucky, approximately 30,000 brain injuries occur each year and thousands experience the onset struggle of long-term disability following a brain injury. The needs of these victims and their families [...]
1 Million Americans Awaiting Social Security Disability Nearly 950,000 Kentucky residents currently receive some type of Social Security benefits and that number is not likely to grow substantially from here on out. Data compiled by the Social Security Administration (SSA) say more than 1 million Americans who have applied are waiting out an approval they [...]