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Kentucky Workers’ Compensation – Can I Treat with My Own Doctor?

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If you have been injured in a Kentucky workplace accident, or are suffering from a work related illness, you may be entitled to workers’ compensation benefits. Those benefits include both wage replacement and medical treatment. As a workers’ compensation recipient, you may have a number of questions. One common question claimants have is “Can I…

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Kentucky Has Highest Percentage of Miners with Black Lung Disease

Kentucky workers' compensation attorneys

Black lung disease is a terrible illness that has plagued coal miners for decades. Formally called pneumoconiosis, black lung is classified as an occupational disease – a chronic condition caused by on-the-job exposure to dangerous substances or materials. There are requirements that mine operators are obligated to fulfill to mitigate the amount of coal dust…

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Workers’ Compensation vs. Personal Injury Lawsuit in Kentucky

Work Related Injuries

A worker who is injured in a workplace accident, or who becomes ill as a result of the worker’s employment, may be entitled to workers’ compensation benefits. Those benefits may include both wage replacement and coverage of medical care and treatment for the injury or illness. Although a workers’ compensation claim is similar in many…

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Certain Conditions Automatically Make Miners Eligible for Black Lung Benefits

Coal Miner

Victims of black lung disease may have an easier time collecting benefits for their illness, thanks to changes to a federal law recently announced by the U.S. Department of Labor. The 2010 Black Lung Benefits Act has been modified so that coal miners who have black lung disease – also called pneumoconiosis – can automatically…

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