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Archive: Workplace Injuries

Can the Boss Take Your Temperature and Force Hand Washing? Returning to Work in a Pandemic

Yesterday New York Governor Andrew Cuomo voiced his belief that a mass rollout of rapid tests for the novel coronavirus would be needed in order for a state of normalcy to return to the country. The logic behind his thinking is that an adequate supply of tests that provide quick results will allow communities to…

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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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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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Kentucky Workers’ Compensation for Office Injuries

When you think of Kentucky workers who are injured on the job, you may envision construction workers or factory employees. But people who work in offices suffer injuries far more frequently than many people realize. And their injuries may qualify for Kentucky workers’ compensation. Even workers who are not handling dangerous machinery or caustic chemicals…

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Injury Risk Is High for Healthcare Workers in Kentucky

Healthcare workers face a risk of getting hurt on the job in Kentucky every day. In 2010, nearly 654,000 healthcare workers suffered a work-related injury or illness, according to national statistics. That was far higher than any other industry. And it was 152,000 more than those injured in the manufacturing sector, which had the second-highest…

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