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Wrongful Death Law in Kentucky

Written by Cooper and Friedman on December 6, 2018

What is a Wrongful Death? A wrongful death is one that is the result of another’s negligence or intent to cause harm. Wrongful deaths are usually at the hand of medical malpractice, motorized vehicle accidents, a crime, or an unsafe product or workplace. Kentucky’s Wrongful Death Laws In the State of Kentucky, the victim’s family […]

7 Legal Concepts to Know for Personal Injury Cases

Written by Cooper and Friedman on November 8, 2018
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As every personal injury case is unique, there are a broad range of legal concepts that can be applied given the circumstances. A personal injury case is one where an individual suffers as a result of the negligence or harmful intent of another. Damages awarded from personal injury cases can help one and or their […]

Discrimination Against People with Disabilities – Examples from Real Legal Cases

Written by Cooper and Friedman on October 16, 2018

Disability discrimination occurs when an employer unfavorably treats a qualified employee or applicant as a result of an impairment that they may have. Both the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) prohibit discrimination on the basis of a disability. The EEOC defines a disability as “a physical or mental […]

Understanding Toxic Tort: An Overview From A Personal Injury Attorney

Written by Cooper and Friedman on August 27, 2018

Torts are civil wrongdoings that lead to personal injury. A toxic tort is a civil wrong doing that resulted in an injury because one was exposed to a toxic substance. Tort law is designed to hold individuals and corporate industries responsible for the consequences of their actions whether intentional or not. The aftermath of exposure […]

Understanding Premises Liability Law – An Overview

Written by Cooper and Friedman on July 5, 2018
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Premise liability law is a legal concept used in personal injury cases to determine who is liable for an injury that occurred on a particular premise. If a property owner failed to use reasonable care, and an injury was sustained by a visitor, they may be held liable for compensation. Depending on the case, the […]

Why Do Workers’ Compensation Clients Hire A Workers’ Comp Lawyer?

Written by Cooper and Friedman on June 5, 2018

Workers’ compensation provides workers benefits if they have an injury or illness that has occurred on the job because of work related circumstances. Most workers who have sustained a work related injury or occupational disease have the right to seek compensation. This compensation can either be a financial and or medical reimbursement from their employer. […]

Is Slander in the Workplace Legal?

Written by Cooper and Friedman on February 20, 2018

At some point in everyone’s adult life, they encounter an issue in the workplace. For some, the issue involves the boss and a clash of personalities. For others, it is a co-worker with a vendetta that becomes a problem for them. No matter what the issue is, if it is affecting your productivity and making […]

Workers’ Compensation in Kentucky: 7 Important Facts to Know

Written by Cooper & Friedman PLLC on September 13, 2017

Workers’ compensation laws can be confusing for even the most savvy of people; however, it is important to know your rights when it comes to workers’ compensation in Kentucky. Workers’ compensation laws were originally mandated to place responsibility of workplace injuries and diseases on the industry. While the purpose of workers’ compensation laws seems straight-forward, […]

Is It Mesothelioma? The Symptoms to Know

Written by Cooper and Friedman on July 13, 2017

Asbestos, the naturally occurring yet toxic mineral, is banned in over 50 countries across the world, but not in the United States. In fact, the World Health Organization estimates that roughly 107,000 American workers are subject to asbestos-related diseases per year. One of the most detrimental diseases that can result from asbestos exposure is mesothelioma, […]

Ten Facts to Know About Workers Compensation

Written by Cooper and Friedman on April 13, 2017

Before you find yourself in a difficult situation with an employer, you should take the time to fully understand the rights you have as an employee. It is easier to face a situation armed with the necessary information instead of educating yourself after the fact. Workers compensation applies to situations where an employee has suffered a […]

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