Common Injuries in the Food Service Industry

While restaurants and commercial kitchens may not seem like hazardous workplaces, the reality is that employees in the food service industry face a variety of injury risks every day. From slippery floors to hot surfaces, sharp knives to heavy lifting, the potential for accidents is higher than many realize.  If you or a loved one […]

How Is My Impairment Rating Calculated?

What you will learn from this article: When you suffer from an injury due to a workplace accident, the workers’ compensation system is designed to provide you with financial support while you recover from your injury. This financial compensation includes coverage for your medical expenses as well as a portion of the wages you miss […]

Compensation for Eye Injuries at Work

Eye injuries at work can leave you with serious disabilities and expensive medical bills. While these injuries are more common for welders, construction workers, and other occupations that involve physical labor, numerous work environments can harm a person’s eyesight, including office work. Prolonged exposure to electronic devices, such as computers and smartphones, can damage your […]

What You Need to Know: Kentucky Workers’ Compensation Death Benefits

The workers’ compensation system is designed to help workers who become injured on the job. These benefits can pay for their medical expenses and lost wages while they are recovering from their injury. But what happens when a  worker dies as a result of their injuries? Can their loved ones receive benefits instead? What do Kentucky workers […]

Compensation for Lower Back Pain from Lifting at Work

Back injuries are one of the most common injuries sustained in the workplace. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, there were over 128,000 cases in 2020 involving back injuries — and those are just the cases that were reported. Unfortunately, many cases go unreported for various reasons. Some of the primary reasons employees don’t […]

Repetitive Motion Injuries and Kentucky Workers’ Compensation Claims

What you’ll learn from this article: Repetitive motion injuries are a bit different from other workplace accidents where a sudden, traumatic event causes damage. A repetitive stress injury arises from making movements over and over, leading to a back injury, wrist strain, nerve damage, or another type of painful bodily injury. It’s a difficult and […]

Qualifying for Permanent Partial Disability Under Workers’ Compensation

Permanent partial disability (PPD) benefits compensate employees who are unable to work full-time due to workplace injuries. The benefits differ from permanent total disability (PTD) because PTD benefits compensate employees who cannot work in any capacity. Those eligible for permanent partial disability (PPD) benefits can work in some capacity but cannot work full-time. If you’ve […]

Filing a Claim for Common Wear and Tear Injuries in the Workplace

Many people are familiar with entitlement to workers’ compensation when related to workplace accidents. But did you know that under the Kentucky workers’ compensation system, claims can also be filed for common wear and tear injuries related to the workplace? Wear and tear injuries, also known as repetitive stress injuries, occur after repetitive use and […]

Common Back Injuries and Kentucky Workers’ Compensation

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, back injuries are among the top three most common types of injuries sustained in the workplace. These injuries can occur due to physical labor and repetitive movements or simply from strain while sitting or standing all day. Lower back injuries are particularly an issue in the workplace for […]