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How To File for Workers’ Compensation in Kentucky

Published on Dec 2, 2022 at 9:36 pm in Workers' Compensation.

Do you know how to file for workers’ compensation in Kentucky? Hiring a workers’ comp lawyer is often the best way to be sure you’re treated fairly.

Filing for worker’s compensation: It’s something most people don’t know how to do until they need to do it.

You have the right to compensation for a workplace injury. This is the reason nearly every employer in Kentucky is required by law to carry worker’s compensation insurance. But as with every type of legal and insurance claim, the path to getting your benefits is not always an easy one.

Who’s Responsible for Ambulance Accidents?

Published on Nov 18, 2022 at 7:24 pm in Car Accidents.


Ambulance accidents can be the most severe motor vehicle accidents on the road here in Lexington, KY. They might not only endanger the lives of the patient or paramedics riding inside of the ambulance but also motorists traveling alongside these emergency vehicles.  

Who is responsible for these crashes? Fault can be challenging to determine in these situations. However, our personal injury attorneys at Golden Law Office can aim to help you sort out liability issues stemming from a Kentucky ambulance accident throughout the remainder of this article.  

How To Read a Police Report

Published on Nov 11, 2022 at 6:42 pm in Car Accidents.

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Filing a personal injury lawsuit is often the most effective way to secure compensation for lost wages, medical expenses, and other damages caused by a car accident. Proving to the insurance company that the other driver was at fault and therefore liable for all of your damages is not easy, though. 

Civil cases like car accident claims require you to prove your case by providing a preponderance of the evidence. This is different than the proof requirements in a criminal case, which must be beyond a reasonable doubt. A preponderance of the evidence simply means that you must demonstrate that your claim is more likely true than not. 

What’s the Average Settlement for Whiplash Injuries?

Published on Nov 5, 2022 at 2:51 am in Car Accidents.

What's the Average Settlement for Whiplash Injuries
At Golden Law Office, we regularly meet with car accident victims hoping to recover the financial expenses they were unfairly saddled with after an accident caused by another motorist. One of the questions that frequently arises is: What’s the average settlement for whiplash injuries? Whiplash is one of the most common car accident injuries—and those recovering from this form of neck damage are familiar with the costs of treatment.

Below, we’ll take a more in-depth look at the cost of treating a whiplash injury and what accident victims can expect to recover in the average settlement. We advise you to take in this information with the understanding that every person’s case is different. While these figures represent broad averages, it doesn’t necessarily mean your case outcome will look the same.

Can You Drive With a Concussion?

Published on Sep 23, 2022 at 7:43 pm in Car Accidents.

Any bump, sudden back and forth movement, jolt, or blow to the head has the potential to cause a concussion. While many concussion symptoms subside in the days and weeks following injury, the impact may last much longer for some victims.

This leaves many accident or injury victims wondering, can you drive with a concussion?

Can a Workers’ Compensation Claim Be Reopened?

Published on Sep 9, 2022 at 5:48 pm in Workers' Compensation.

Your workers’ compensation case has been closed, and your benefits have been decided. But what happens if your condition worsens, or you find out your disability is more serious than your doctor previously believed? Can a workers’ compensation claim be reopened?

In many cases, yes, although certain criteria must be met. Each state has its own system of laws regulating the reopening of workers’ compensation claims. We’ll go over the basics of how to reopen a workers’ compensation claim here in Kentucky, but we advise that you partner with an attorney before proceeding on your own. Workers’ compensation law is highly complicated. Reopening a workers’ compensation claim requires even more legal expertise than filing a typical claim.

How To Prevent Falls in Nursing Homes

Published on Aug 26, 2022 at 8:07 pm in Nursing Home Abuse.

fall nursing home

Statistics published by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) show that as much as 75% of nursing home residents experience falls annually in the United States. Falls like these can seriously injure elderly victims, causing them to suffer broken bones, head injuries, and other impairments that cause them to experience increased pain and restrict their already-limited mobility even more. 

Many of these falls are completely preventable. Let’s explore why they happen and what can be done to prevent their occurrence so that you can take a proactive approach to minimize the chances of this affecting your nursing home resident loved one here in Lexington.

Why Is It Important To Take Photos After a Car Crash?

Published on Aug 12, 2022 at 8:34 pm in Car Accidents.

Why Is It Important To Take Photos After a Car Crash
When you’ve been injured in an accident through no fault of your own, you can recover compensation for your damages via a personal injury claim. Proving that the accident wasn’t your fault can be a challenge when the insurance company is disputing your claim at every turn, though. Pictures can paint a clear picture of facts that are in dispute, which is why it is important to take photos after a car crash.

At Golden Law Office, we advise car accident victims to take more pictures than they think they will need. Take both vertical and landscape photos. Use flash sparingly and only when needed, as your phone’s light may create glares that obscure important information.

Why Do Doctors Misdiagnose Women’s Heart Attacks?

Published on Jul 22, 2022 at 6:43 pm in Medical Malpractice.

woman heart attack

If you ask most people what symptoms they associate with heart conditions, they might tell you chest pain, high blood pressure, or labored breathing. While those may be some signs that a heart attack is imminent, those three manifestations that your body is in distress are far from a comprehensive listing of symptoms someone may experience if they have cardiovascular disease or if a cardiac arrest is about to set in. 

Heart disease is one of the most common yet also misdiagnosed conditions women may develop. Cardiovascular disease, a precursor to a heart attack, trumps cancer, diabetes, and respiratory illness as the leading killer of United States women. This chronic illness claims approximately 333,000 lives annually.

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