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State approves fee increase on workers' comp claims

Those who are injured while on the job in Richmond are rightly entitled to workers' compensation benefits to help assist them financially until such point as they are able to return to work. It should be remembered, however, that benefit providers do not remain in business by paying out on very claim that they receive. Thus, the news of workers' compensation claim denial should not come as a complete shock. Yet it also should not signal the end of one's quest for benefits. 

Ways to make the manufacturing industry safer

Despite the rise of automation in the manufacturing industry, humans remain the driving factor behind success. Along with the progress of technology in this field often comes the mistaken assumption that employees in this line of work are surrounded by safer environments. While working areas as a whole have become less hazardous over recent years, manufacturing in Kentucky can nevertheless come with many inherent risks. 

Workers' compensation: current outlook and common issues

Most Kentucky workers are familiar with the safety guidelines and procedures affiliated with employment -- at least, to some degree. When an accident occurs, however, few know the ins and outs of the workers' compensation process. Before diving into a case, employees may want to consider current changes in the state's system, as well as some of the common hiccups of this procedure.

What are "The Fatal Four?"

You have good reason to take pride in the work you do in the construction industry. The growth seen in communities like Richmond may be the direct result of the efforts given by you and your coworkers. Yet with the rewards that come from a career in construction also come increased risks to your safety. Construction is widely recognized as one of the most dangerous occupations in the world, with countless participants sustaining injuries every year. Often, those injuries prove to be fatal. 

Construction industry: Inherent dangers and benefits for workers

Due to natural hazards of the job, construction work can be particularly dangerous. These risks have long been recognized in America's construction industry, but nevertheless frequently threaten the safety of countless employees in the field. Kentucky, like other states, enforces laws meant to keep workers safe; yet do the natural dangers make these risks inevitable, and to what extent are workers in the state protected in the case of an accident? 

When a job is not a safe space

Regardless of the industry, there are employees across the nation who find themselves in unsafe working areas. The hazards may be apparent, but some Kentucky workers are not aware of their own rights to refuse work in such environments. What are some examples of these safety violations, and where does one draw the line? 

Construction worker dangers and possible prevention

The construction industry has long been known as a crucial part of growing cities and small towns alike, but not one that comes without its fair share of risks. Construction companies across Kentucky supply vital components to the state's roadways, city centers, schools and other institutions; it is unfortunate that those who provide protection and safety for civilians are often the very ones who suffer injuries themselves. 

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.

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.

Kentucky's definition of a work-related injury

Almost all employers in Kentucky are required to carry workers' compensation insurance to cover medical costs and some of the lost wages caused by an employee's injury on the job. In fact, according to the Kentucky Department of Insurance, this includes businesses with at least one employee

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