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September 2017 Archives

Asbestos exposure: a call for compensation

Asbestos exposure is no new occurrence in America: since the 1940s, millions of workers have been exposed to high levels of the minerals through their place of occupation. Among those affected are miners and manufacturers, who are put at high risks when surrounded by these dangerous minerals every day. Many develop mesothelioma as a result of this exposure, and as this tumor of the tissue progresses, everyday living can suddenly become a major challenge. Workers in Kentucky who have been affected by this illness as a result of their careers may choose to take legal action. In addition, there are a number of other steps to take when addressing the complications of this exposure.

Domestic violence prompts former reality TV star to seek divorce

Domestic violence is a dirty little secret that many married couples in Richmond may be harboring. Oftentimes, the spouses that are experiencing such abuse would like nothing more than to end their marriages, yet they fear that any attempts to do so may simply prompt more violence. Worse yet, they may believe that their abusers will then extend their wrath to their children, their extended families or even their friends. Thus, many choose to suffer in silence, thinking that there is no escape from the nightmare they are being forced to live. 

The trucking industry and the battle of drug abuse

It is a well-known fact that truckers in America often suffer from exhaustion due to long driving hours. Similar to the shifts of health workers, trucking assignments can take upwards of 12 hours to complete, creating a physically and mentally draining environment. A large number of truck accidents in Kentucky occur as a result of this exhaustion. Although using amphetamines to stay awake while driving may seem a solution, the overall effects of the drug can be severely consequential.

Reviewing the concept of negligent entrustment

No one in Richmond ever anticipates being involved in a car accident, yet when one is, he or she likely holds out hope that the insurance of the responsible driver (and/or his or her own) will cover whatever expenses are associated with it. Yet in severe accidents, even the assistance offered by insurers may not be enough to meet the cost of repairs and medical bills (not to mention the emotional grief one has to go through in the immediate aftermath). In such a case, one might have little choice but to seek added compensation from the driver responsible for causing his or her accident. The question whether that person is the only one who can be held liable.

House bill 296: a positive or negative move?

Injuries and medical complications that arise from working conditions are not only limited to the construction and oil industries; many can occur in typical, day-to-day desk jobs. One issue in Kentucky, as well as in other parts of America, involves the financial aspects of workers' compensation.

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