Impact of Substance Abuse on SSDI Claims

Episode 15: Calloway County injury attorney Jeff Roberts discusses the problems often created by a client’s substance abuse when filing a benefits claim.  Jeff handles social security disability claims, Kentucky personal injury, workers’ compensation claims. When a person is applying for social security disability, a history of substance abuse can be problematic.  This is especially true if the person is currently using illegal substances or abusing prescription medication.  The country is battling opioid addiction.  It has placed a higher focus on substance abuse issues as a whole. Common substance abuse …

Jeff Roberts appointed Kentucky Supreme Court Special Justice

Jeff Wins at Kentucky Supreme Court

Episode 14:  Calloway County personal injury attorney Jeff Roberts discusses his win at the Kentucky Supreme Court, in a workers’ compensation case.  In a recent episode, we covered the fact that Jeff currently has several cases in front of the Kentucky Supreme Court.  This is the first of that group to be decided. The case we’ll talk about today involved Steven Spillman, a former Calloway County sheriff’s deputy who was injured on the job in 2007.  Murray attorney Michael (“Mike”) Pittman originally handled the deputy’s claim.  It was resolved and …

accidents resulting in paralysis or amputation

Accidents Resulting in Paralysis or Amputation

Episode 13:  Calloway County personal injury attorney Jeff Roberts discusses handling cases of accidents resulting in paralysis or amputation.  Jeff handles car wrecks, truck wrecks, workers’ compensation and social security disability cases.  Over the past 27 years, a number of them have involved these tragic injuries. Amputations of the lower extremities (toe, foot, leg, etc.) and of the upper extremities (finger, hand arm, etc.) have a bearing on the injured person’s ability to do his/her work.  The type of work a person dies is particularly relevant in determining the “value” …

COVID’s Impact on the Courts

Episode 12:  Attorney Jeff Roberts handles workers’ compensation, social security disability and personal injury cases.  In this episode, he discusses COVID’s impact on the courts. The pandemic has affected many areas of our lives.  In-person activities have been restricted and that obviously impacted the courts.  Many workers’ compensation final hearings were shut down several months ago.  This was about the time most courts shut down to avoid putting people at risk of transmitting the virus. Many of the cases are simply getting pushed back, which significantly delays the resolution of …

KY Construction Accidents

Episode 11:  Calloway County injury attorney Jeff Roberts discusses construction accidents and injuries during today’s podcast episode.  These often qualify for workers’ compensation and possibly social security disability and a sometimes a 3rd party personal injury claim.  He can handle all of it for his clients. Construction accidents happen to home builders, but also bridge builders, roadway and highway construction workers and other commercial contractors.  3rd Party Negligence Claim This situation occurs when a worker is injured by someone other than a co-worker.  For instance, if a driver on the …

Kentucky Nursing Home Abuse Cases

Episode 10: Calloway County injury attorney Jeff Roberts discusses nursing home abuse, accidents and signs you need to look for to protect your elderly loved one. Nursing home patients are some of the most vulnerable members of our society.  Many family members might prefer to care for them at home.  Unfortunately, the seniors’ medical needs, rehabilitative requirements or physical needs are simple too much for people to handle.  This is when we place our trust in the staff at a care facility to help take care of our loved ones. …

Arguing at the Kentucky Supreme Court

Episode 9: Murray, Kentucky workers’ compensation attorney Jeff Roberts discusses the multiple cases he currently has before the Kentucky Supreme Court.  When Jeff says he’s willing to take a case all the way to the Supreme Court, he can demonstrate a track record of having done so many times on behalf of his clients. The 2018 changes to Kentucky’s workers’ compensation law were significant.  Not all of the changes were beneficial to workers.  As a result, Jeff Roberts has several clients who were impacted by the changes.  This has required …

Injuries as Businesses Reopen

Episode 8:  Murray, Kentucky personal injury attorney Jeff Roberts discusses workers’ compensation related to injuries as businesses reopen or startup. He’s has been working on workers’ compensation claims for years and earned a state-wide reputation. Because of his reputation, he is asked to speak at conferences to lawyers about worker compensation claims and how you should deal with these cases. It is exciting for new businesses to open up, especially if it is a big plant. This also means that there are new policies and training that will be taking …

Trucking Accident in Western KY

Episode 7:  Jeff Roberts is a personal injury attorney in Calloway County.  Today he discusses trucking accidents and the various issues involved in these types of Western Kentucky collisions.  He has years of experience working with injured victims and their families. The semi-trucks are significantly bigger and heavier than other vehicles on the roads.  The injuries are often much more serious.  In Episode 6, Jeff interviewed Sheriff Sam Steger about traffic safety on the highway and other county roads. It’s important to remember that proper seat belt usage is one …

Highway Safety with Sheriff Steger

Episode 6:  Murray personal injury attorney Jeff Roberts is joined by Calloway County Sheriff Sam Steger to discuss highway safety on Western Kentucky roadways. Sheriff Steger has been in law enforcement since 1992 at Murray State University as a dispatcher.  He later joined the Murray Police Department and the Calloway County Sheriff’s Department.  He eventually joined the Kentucky State Police until retiring in 2013.  He’s been the Calloway County Sheriff since 2015. The Importance of Seatbelts The object stays in motion until it’s stopped by another object.  In a car …