Kentucky Coal Mining Accident

Kentucky Coal Mining Disasters

Coal mining remains one of the most dangerous jobs. As miners descend into a deep and dark void, thousands of feet below earth’s surface, chances injury, and even tragedy, runs rampant. Recently, on September 16th, 2015, a coal miner in Western Kentucky, in Webster County, was killed because the company he worked for failed to follow standard safety procedures regarding propping up suspended equipment. Rickey A. Thorpe, 29, was killed when an 18-ton piece of equipment fell on him, crushed [...]

READ MORE
Coal Dust Mask Litigation

Coal Dust Mask Litigation

Coal Dust Mask Litigation Coal has played an important role in our nation’s history for hundreds of years. Coal stands as a source of heat and electrical plants have used coal as a source for millions of people around the globe. As a matter of fact, Kentucky coal miners provide 8.2 percent of our nation’s coal. There are a significant amount of coal miners employed in Kentucky. What is noteworthy is that coal mining is extremely dangerous where chances of injury, or even tragedy, run [...]

READ MORE
Kentucky Pure Comparative Negligence

Pure Comparative Fault in Kentucky

Have you recently been in a car accident here in Kentucky? Are you afraid that you are not entitled to damages because you were partially at fault? This would be true in some states, namely: North Carolina, Alabama, Maryland, Virginia and the District of Columbia. In these states, even if the injured party (“Plaintiff”) was one percent at fault, he will most likely not be entitled to any damages! Nevertheless, and thankfully, this is not the law in Kentucky. Here in Kentucky, your degree of [...]

READ MORE