Mayfield Kentucky Tornado Lawsuits

Mayfield Kentucky Tornado Lawsuits

Episode 35: Kentucky personal injury attorney Jeff Roberts grew up in Mayfield, KY.  The December 10, 2021 tornado devastated this city and many of the lives of the people who live there.  There are currently a number of Western Kentucky tornado lawsuits underway, for various reasons.  Jeff provides his insights into what happened, why the lawsuits are happening and what the outcomes may be for the litigants. Important Disclaimer:  This is a sensitive topic for many people either living in the Mayfield area, or those whose families were affected by …

Getting your motorcycle ready for spring

Getting Your Motorcycle Ready for Spring

Episode 34: Kentucky personal injury attorney Jeff Roberts has been an avid motorcyclist for years.  Each Spring, he publishes an episode to help other motorcyclists prepare for “motorcycle season.”  He’ll provide some safety tips and insights to help everyone ride safely.  This begins by getting your motorcycle ready for Spring. Pre-Season Check-Ups for Your Motorcycle It’s important to make sure your bike is in proper working order, before heading out for the first ride of the season.  Your motorcycle has been sitting in the garage or the barn for the …

Employer Doesn't have workers' comp insurance

My Employer Doesn’t Have Workers’ Comp Insurance

Episode 33: Kentucky workers’ compensation attorney Jeff Roberts discusses what happens when an employer doesn’t have workers’ compensation insurance policy or has allowed the policy to lapse.  This creates a serious issue for both the company, and more importantly workers who may become injured on the job.  Jeff explains how those workers can still pursue benefits. Common Excuses Employers Give for Not Carrying Workers’ Comp Insurance I didn’t have it or didn’t know I needed to carry workers’ compensation insurance. I had a policy but I let it lapse. You’re …

workers' compensation claim is denied

Workers’ Compensation Claim Is Denied?

Episode 32:  Jeff Roberts is a Calloway County workers’ compensation attorney.  In this episode, he explains what happens if your Kentucky workers’ compensation claim is denied.  If you’ve been injured at work, these benefits may be extremely important to you and your family.  The game isn’t over and Jeff explains why. According to Jeff, this happens more frequently than people would think.  There are many reasons why the insurance carrier may try to deny the claim.  Jeff goes on to discuss some of the more common reasons they will try …

Workers' Compensation Attorney Jeff Roberts discusses cumulative trauma injuries

Cumulative Trauma Injuries

Episode 31:  Murray Kentucky personal injury attorney Jeff Roberts discusses cumulative trauma injuries, also called repetitive use injuries.  It’s a common issue in workers’ compensation claims, especially for people who work on assembly lines and in light manufacturing. Some people just assume the aches and pains they feel are from normal wear and tear.  However, if you use the same repetitive motions to perform your job duties, there’s a chance you may have a cumulative trauma injury.  Shoulders can wear down if you have to constantly lift items over your …

pre-existing condition

What if I Have a Pre-Existing Condition?

Episode 30:  In today’s episode, Calloway County injury attorney Jeff Roberts discusses the topic of pre-existing conditions and how they could affect your workers’ compensation and/or injury claim.  He’ll provide answers to a very common question, “What if I Have a Pre-Existing Condition?” Pre-Existing Conditions Are Handled Differently Jeff’s law firm focuses on both workers’ compensation and personal injury cases, including car wrecks, slip and fall, motorcycle cases and more.  Pre-existing conditions are handled differently, depending upon whether you are filing a workers’ comp claim or a personal injury claim. …

KY Workers' Comp for First Responders

KY Workers’ Comp for First Responders

Episode 29:  In today’s episode, attorney Jeff Roberts discusses Kentucky workers’ comp for first responders.  We often think of factory workers, construction workers and other occupations, but first responders are also covered by workers comp.  Let’s join Jeff for today’s discussion. There are very few types of jobs in Kentucky that are exempt from workers’ compensation.  Even though first responders have inherently dangerous jobs, they deserve the same protection provided by workers’ comp benefits. Police officers and other law enforcement personnel are on the front lines every day.  Their risks …

Rights of a passenger in a car wreck

Your Rights as a Passenger in a Car Wreck

Episode 28:  In today’s episode, Calloway County Kentucky attorney Jeff Roberts discusses the rights of a passenger in a car wreck.  How does he/she get injuries covered and medical bills paid?  Kentucky No-Fault Coverage Applies to Passengers In Episode 3, Jeff explained that Kentucky offers no-fault coverage for the driver and passengers of any insured vehicle.  It’s also referred to as Personal Injury Protection (“PIP”) coverage.  This generally provides the first $10,000 to cover medical bills and lost wages for each person.   What Happens if the Driver is Uninsured? The …

premises liability

Kentucky Premises Liability Claims

Episode 27:  In today’s episode, Jeff Roberts will discuss premises liability.  As a personal injury attorney in Calloway County, he’s handled many of these cases over the years.  In basic terms, premises liability claims can arise when someone is hurt on another person’s or business’ property. What Are Common Causes of Premises Liability Injuries? You may be familiar with an item falling from an overhead shelf and hitting someone in an aisle, for instance at Lowe’s or Home Depot.  This could also include a customer slipping on a wet or …

Injuries resulting in Amputations

Handling Accidents Involving Amputations

Episode 26:  In today’s episode, personal injury attorney Jeff Roberts discusses injuries resulting in a loss of use or an amputation.  This is a difficult topic, but he has over 28 years of experience representing clients who have suffered these due to workplace injuries, trucking collisions, car wrecks and motorcycle accidents. Workplace Injury Resulting in Amputations Factories are full of heavy equipment that can pose a danger to factory workers.  Crush injuries can occur when people are moving that equipment.  Crews working on cranes or other equipment are certainly at …