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Archive: Workers Compensation

Can I Recover Workers’ Compensation Benefits for Depression?

After an employee has been exposed to or experienced a traumatic situation in the workplace, the employee may develop a psychological condition, such as post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), anxiety, or depression. While many individuals are able to cope with mild psychological injuries on their own, for others, diseases like depression are debilitating. When a psychological…

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Fatal Workplace Injuries and Workers’ Compensation Claims

Wrongful Death Attorney for Work Injury Claims Every year, thousands of workers die as a result of job-related injuries in the United States. To be sure, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that in the year 2014 alone, there were 4,679 workplace fatalities, a more than 100-death increase from the previous year. A workplace…

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Federal Judge Overturns Right-to-Work Laws in Hardin County, KY

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States have the authority to decide whether to require workers to join a labor union to get or keep a job. About half the states in the United States have passed right-to-work laws giving workers the option of whether to join a union. Labor unions are still allowed in those states, but workers cannot be…

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Forklift Accidents and Hazards for Workers

Our Kentucky workers compensation attorneys report that forklifts can create hazard for workers.

Forklifts are a vital part of many businesses, enabling workers to lift and move heavy loads without straining their backs and muscles. But if you operate a forklift while on the job, the odds are great you will be involved in an accident during your career. A Laurel County man was hospitalized in early September…

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More Stringent Rules for Reporting Worker Injuries Intended to Identify Unsafe Conditions

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Kentucky employers will be subject to more stringent guidelines when it comes to reporting workplace fatalities starting Jan. 1, according to a rule change recently approved by the federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration. Under the new regulation, companies will have eight hours to notify OSHA of a workplace fatality. Employers must also notify OSHA…

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