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Workers' compensation: Man dies while repairing combine

Some jobs in Kentucky are more unusual than others, and some are more dangerous as well. Any job that requires workers to be on lifts, scaffolding, around large equipment or in risky locations could place an employee in harm's way. Fortunately, most employers provide workers' compensation insurance to employees to help cover medical expenses in the unfortunate event of an accident that results in injury. When injuries result in death, some families are also eligible for some insurance benefits. One family in another state has likely had to process all the insurance and benefits they are eligible for, following their loved one's death that resulted from a work accident.

Workers' compensation: Man dies on construction site

Large construction sites in Kentucky take a considerable amount of coordination and project managing to complete a project. Large-scale projects require a considerable amount of labor, supplies and equipment. Despite safety gear, policies and procedures, accidents are not uncommon. Employers are mandated to provide employees with workers' compensation insurance benefits in the unfortunate event of an accident to assist in any related medical expenses. One family in another state may be eligible for insurance benefits after a tragic accident at a large construction site.

Workers' compensation: Man dies after coal mining accident

Despite improved safety procedures and technology over the years, coal mining accidents continue to occur in Kentucky and other mining locations throughout the world. Fortunately for miners, employers are required to provide workers' compensation insurance benefits in the event employees are injured. Sadly, one family in another state may be filing a claim after their loved one was fatally injured in a mining accident.

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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