a man in a warehouse, in an out balance position where a stock of boxes might fell on him - dangerous warehouse work -

Warehouse workers and material movers employed in warehouses that are part of wholesale and retail operations shelve and retrieve freight, stock or other materials. Warehouse employees may work on elevated loading docks and around conveyors, forklifts, and electrical systems common to industrial settings. Warehouse workers lift and carry heavy objects….

work from home set up

During the COVID-19 pandemic, many people have worked from home for periods of time. Some workers have happily settled into WFH routines. Some have questions about whether their employer’s workers’ compensation insurance covers them if they are injured while working at home. The short answer is Yes. Workers’ compensation covers…

Logger cutting out logs

Logging operations involve felling trees and hauling logs from logging sites to the point of delivery. Logging is considered the most dangerous occupation in the United States, according to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). The industry employs more than 2,600 people across Kentucky.  In addition to the hazards…

warehouse workers working during covid-19 pandemic

As working men and women begin returning to jobs after the COVID-19 pandemic shutdown, we urge them to ease back into physically demanding work to avoid injury. Thousands of workers’ compensation claims in Kentucky each year, particularly for back injuries, are due to musculoskeletal disorder (MSD) injuries caused by overexertion….

coal mining worker with black lung

As many Americans stay home to wait out the coronavirus pandemic, Kentucky coal miners still go down to the mines, deemed an essential business, where the virus is one more potentially deadly threat coal miners face each working day. Coal miners may be especially vulnerable to the coronavirus because of…

injured while working on building

Many injured workers receiving Kentucky workers’ compensation benefits feel as if they are in a state of limbo. They are following their doctors’ orders and doing everything they can to recover so they’ll be declared fit for a job that they know they can no longer handle. Yet they are…

high blood pressure/hypertension workers compensation claim

Under Kentucky’s workers’ compensation laws, a worker who has been injured on the job or developed a work-related illness may receive paid medical care. All medical payments are the responsibility of the employer and are usually handled by a workers’ compensation insurance administrator. The injured worker is not required to…