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Kentucky’s workers’ compensation system set to change

Kentucky is planning major changes to its workers’ compensation system for the first time in decades — but workers may not appreciate some of the new measures once they’re in place. In fact, the changes that have been approved are supported primarily by employers because they cut insurance costs. Labor groups tried to oppose them,

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Will my lost wages be repaid after a work injury?

When you become injured while at work in the state of Kentucky, you will probably need to take time off work in order to recover. This will be unpaid, and therefore, you will lose wages in the short term. When the injury occurred at work, it will seem unfair that you have to suffer financially

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3 reasons for back pain on the job

Back pain can become so bad that you feel like you can barely move. You certainly cannot work safely when experiencing extreme back pain. Back pain is also known for lingering and often lasting for years. After some back injuries, you could have pain for life. It’s nothing to take lightly. To help you avoid

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Dealing with toxic exposure at work

As a worker in the state of Kentucky, you have the legal right to be protected from harm as far as reasonably possible. This means that your employer must do what he or she can in order to prevent injury from occurring in the workplace, but he or she must also put procedures in place

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The causes of neck pain at work

Many people that have physically active roles in the workplace suffer from neck and back problems. It is common for them to dismiss such aches and pains as just part of the job. However, ignoring pains such as these could lead to a much more serious injury further down the line. When you are injured

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What is the biggest danger for construction workers?

Workplace accidents at construction sites are serious matters that should be prevented when possible. For these workers, the biggest hazard that they face is falls. Falls from ladders are specifically dangerous, but falls from other locations, including scaffolding are also very serious. When you consider construction workers alone, approximately 81 percent of fall injuries that

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Repetitive stress and your workers’ compensation rights

As a worker, you are always at a risk for developing conditions, illnesses and injuries as part of your work. When your working conditions degrade you to the point of suffering pain or not being able to work as a result, it is likely that you have a right to workers’ compensation as a result.

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Has my employer violated their legal requirements?

As your employer, the business that you work for must comply with a host of legal requirements relating the working environment and your rights. When they violate one of these obligations, the seriousness of their violation depends on how knowledgeable they were of their violation and what they tried to do to prevent it. These

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What is a permanent and stationary report?

You were injured on the job. At first, you hoped to make a full recovery, but, as time goes by, it becomes clear that it’s not going to happen. Your body isn’t fully healing and you still have serious physical challenges. A permanent and stationary report, typically called a P&S report, is written out by

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