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Archive: Workers Compensation

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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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

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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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