Kentucky Workers’ Compensation Overview

  Episode 2:  Jeff Roberts has over 25 years of experience helping clients to file for and receive Kentucky workers’ compensation benefits.  We’ll explore the workers’ comp system, benefits and other information, in this episode.  Jeff handles cases all over the Western Kentucky region. Qualifying for workers’ compensation benefits Generally, this is an injury, occupational disease and/or occupational hearing loss.  All three can qualify for benefits.  Let’s focus on the physical injuries, since they are the major of the cases he sees. You need to notify your employer, within a …

Meet Attorney Jeff Roberts

Episode 1:  Calloway County injury attorney Jeff Roberts discusses his background and why he focuses on helping other people.  He handles personal injury cases, automobile accidents, workers’ compensation claims and social security disability claims.  His office is located in Murray, Kentucky. Jeff grew up in Mayfield and went to Murray State University.  He later earned his law degree from Southern Illinois University Law School, in Carbondale.  He returned to Murray to practice with Don Jones, in 1992.  He’s been practicing in the same building ever since.  He became a partner …

Jeff Roberts Launches Podcast

I’m launching an injury podcast to help explain important issues, provide helpful information and to give insights into how certain issues might impact your case and/or claim. New episodes will be publish every 2 weeks. For now, please listen to some brief information.

Roberts Appointed Special Justice to KY Supreme Court

Governor Andy Beshear has appointed Murray Attorney, Jeff Roberts of the Roberts Law Office to be a Special Justice to the Kentucky Supreme Court.  Special Justices are appointed to sit in place of a regular Supreme Court Justice whenever a Supreme Court Justice has to recuse himself/herself from a case.   Jeff Roberts is appointed as a Special Justice to hear the case Alexandria Stanziano, Et Al v. Andrew Cooley, M.D., Et. Al.   Mr. Roberts will replace 1st District Supreme Court Justice Christopher Shea Nickell. Jeff Roberts has practiced law in …

Western Kentucky Motorcycle Wrecks

Our area of the state is simply gorgeous.  Western Kentucky offers so many interesting roadways and landscapes.  If you’re fortunate enough to drive a motorcycle, this is a terrific time to get out and explore the sites.  Having ridden street bikes for many years, I know firsthand that, unfortunately, not every trip goes as planned.  Motorcycle wrecks can result in significant injuries. As an experienced motorcycle wreck attorney in Western Kentucky, I’ve helped many riders and their families to recover and get back on the road.  Most people that ride …

Underride Collision with Tractor Trailer

With winter is upon us, it’s time to reconsider our driving habits.  This is especially true if you have young drivers.  The arrival of snow and ice makes any trip more dangerous.  If your trip causes you to share the road with tractor trailers, you should be thinking about stopping distances.  The risk of an underride collision rises the closer you are to the tractor trailer. What’s an Underride Collision? Tractor Trailers pose an inherent risk because the under-side of their trailers are much higher than the bumpers on other …

Filing for Social Security Disability

Social Security benefits are important sources of income for many people in Western Kentucky.  As an attorney handling Social Security claims, I’ve been able to work with the various programs to ensure my clients have filed for the proper types of available programs. This article will provide information if you’re going to file for Social Security benefits. What is Supplemental Security Insurance (SSI)? One of the programs available is Supplemental security income or SSI.  This is typically designed for people who are disabled but have limited or no employment history …

Complex Trucking Collision Cases

There’s nothing simple about a trucking collision.  A wreck involving a tractor trailer is one of the most complex legal cases an attorney can handle.  The injuries are typically severe, and unfortunately may involve a traffic fatality.  The various experts involved, including accident reconstructionist, life-care planners and physicians will provide various reports and opinions.  There are multiple insurance companies involved – usually all trying to convince the judge, jury and even the victim that it was the driver of the car’s negligence which caused the accident. Now, from a legal …

School Bus Safety

While we are still in the middle of the summer heat, summer break is almost over for our kids.  In a couple of weeks, school buses will be on the road and kids will be on the sides of our streets.  According to the Kentucky Department of Education, 385,000 kids are transported to and from school every school day in Kentucky on nearly 10,000 school buses.  That’s a lot of kids and a lot of buses. Let’s discuss school bus safety. We have been traveling to a from work for …

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Client Testimonial – Construction Accident

One of my clients was a Western Kentucky construction carpenter who suffered a back injury and required multiple surgeries, including a lumbar fusion. I’m proud to have earned the comments he shares in this brief video.