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Workers' compensation: Families eligible for benefits after death

It could be argued that Kentucky workers are employed in one of the safest times that has existed. Workers have more rights, more safety gear and more regulatory agencies to promote safe work environments, but on-the-job accidents still occur. Sadly, one family in another state may be filing for workers' compensation death benefits in the near future.

Elevator falls: Workers' compensation may be filed by injured

Reportedly, falls are the number one killer on construction sites in Kentucky and across the country. When falls do not result in death, they often result in serious injury for a construction worker. Fortunately for workers, employees are required to provide workers' compensation insurance to cover medical expenses when on-the-job injuries occur. Several workers will likely need to file insurance claims after injuries suffered due to a falling elevator on their construction site.

Understanding the impact of worker misclassification on workers' comp

The law is incredibly clear here in Kentucky as to the circumstances in which employers are required to provide workers' compensation coverage: Whenever a business employs one or more employees, it must maintain coverage with no exceptions recognized for part-time, temporary or even family employees.

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