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June 2016 Archives

Personal Injury FAQ: "I Was in an Accident With Someone From Another State. What Do I Do?"

When you are injured in a car accident due to another's negligence, it can be stressful and overwhelming. However, whether that bad driver who caused the accident is from Kentucky or California, Tennessee or Texas, your rights remain the same.

Your Guide to Workers' Compensation Benefits in Kentucky

Kentucky has its own workers' compensation laws that require employers to have insurance to pay for your medical expenses and lost wages if you are injured in a work-related accident.

The purpose of workers' compensation insurance is to provide benefits to those workers who are injured on the job without forcing them to go to court and prove their employer was negligent. In turn, employers cannot claim workers were somehow negligent and responsible for their own injuries. If you were injured on the job, you may be entitled to workers' compensation benefits in Kentucky. The term "injury" also includes diseases contracted due to unsafe work conditions and hazardous material.

6 Common Reasons Initial Social Security Disability Claims Are Denied

From legal to medical, there are several factors that can cause the Social Security Administration to deny a disability claim.

Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) can be incredibly important to your financial well-being if, for medical reasons, you are unable to work. However, the vast majority of SSDI claims are denied during the initial application process. There are numerous reasons your claim may be initially denied, depending on your financial situation, your particular disability, or various legal issues surrounding the application. In order to avoid being denied Social Security Disability benefits on your initial application, it can help to have an understanding of the common reasons claims are turned down.

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