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Category: Work Injury

How Common Are Electrocution Injuries on Jobsites?

Published on Jan 28, 2022 in Work Injury.

Construction is notoriously one of the most dangerous industries in both the state of Kentucky and across the nation. We are well aware that the perils skilled laborers on construction sites face are numerous. But just how common are electrocutions and electrical injuries on jobsites? After learning more about the statistics of electricity-involved injuries that […]

Benzene Exposure Can be Dangerous

Published on May 19, 2014 in Work Injury.

Benzene is a chemical that occurs naturally and is also used in manufacturing processes. It occurs naturally in forest fires, crude oil, gasoline, and cigarette smoke. Industrial uses for benzene include plastics, resins, and synthetic fibers. Studies on benzene exposure The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has declared that benzene causes cancer in […]

Asbestos Suits in Hollywood

Published on May 16, 2014 in Work Injury.

When you think of asbestos suits, usually industrial types of materials come to mind. Lawsuits have been filed in the construction industries, as well as oil and gas. Asbestos is often found in building insulation. Now, the family of Ed Lauter, a popular character actor familiar to many television viewers, has brought suit claiming exposure […]

Recognizing and Preventing Work-Related Heat Illness

Published on Jun 10, 2013 in Work Injury.

As the Kentucky summer heats up, many experienced attorneys will begin to see more clients who have suffered injury or illness after being exposed to excessive heat while on the job. Workers who labor outdoors are at particular risk, as are those who wear bulky protective clothing or equipment, and workers who have not yet […]

NAOSH Week Shines Spotlight on Preventing Workplace Injuries

Published on May 8, 2013 in Work Injury.

The American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE), the Canadian Society of Safety Engineering (CSSE), and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) have teamed up to make the first week in May North American Occupational Safety and Health Week (NAOSH Week), highlighting the need for workplace safety and health measures to protect workers and maintain […]

New Data Shows Increase in Fatal Work Injuries for 2010

Published on May 14, 2012 in Work Injury.

New statistics released by the U.S. Department of Labor reveals an increase in job-related fatalities, according to a GalesburgPlanet.com news report. The Department of Labor report shows that 4,690 workers in the U.S. suffered fatal injuries in 2010, which is a three percent increase from 2009. The increase does, in part, reflect the high profile […]

Overnight Harlan County Mining Accident Kills One Miner

Published on Mar 6, 2012 in Work Injury.

According to Surfky.com, a mining accident in Kentucky’s Harlan County has claimed the life of one miner. The Energy and Environment Cabinet (EEC) reports that the 32-year-old Kentucky miner was killed while working near the community of Blair at the Timber Tree Mine, which is owned by Parton Brothers Mining. The worker was repairing a […]

Mine Collapse Kills 2 after Repeated Safety Violations

Published on Nov 2, 2011 in Work Injury.

Two miners were killed by a collapse in a Centertown, Kentucky surface coal mine on Friday, October 28, according to Thinkprogress.org. The two men were killed when a highwall, an unexcavated face of rock in a strip-mining site, collapsed onto the truck they were driving. The mine has been owned and operated for the past […]

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Tad Thomas

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Tad Thomas has dedicated his practice to representing plaintiffs in various types of civil litigation, including personal injury, business litigation, class actions, and multi-district litigation.

After graduating with his law degree in 2000 from Salmon P. Chase College of Law at Northern Kentucky University, Mr. Thomas immediately opened his own private practice and began representing injury victims.

In 2011, Thomas Law Offices was established in Louisville, Kentucky. Over the past decade, Mr. Thomas has expanded his firm and now has offices in three additional locations: Cincinnati, Ohio, Columbia, Missouri, and Chicago, Illinois. He is also a frequent lecturer on topics like trial skills and ethics and technology.

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Amtrak Train Derailment Causes Multiple Injuries and Casualties

An Amtrak train carrying 275 passengers derailed in Missouri on Monday, June 27, 2022. The passenger train was on a journey from Los Angeles to Chicago and was also carrying 12 crew members when it was hit by a dump truck at an uncontrolled crossing. Uncontrolled crossings do not have any warning lights or motion […]

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When Should I Use My Hazard Lights?

Warning other drivers of a potential emergency is not easy. Although you give your full attention to driving, that focus usually does not extend to inside of other people’s motor vehicles. You cannot ascertain whether there is an emergency by communicating either through facial expressions or words with another driver in a different vehicle.  Instead, […]

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What Are Telltale Signs of Malnutrition in Nursing Home Residents?

No one wants to send their elderly or incapacitated loved one away to live in a nursing home. Most family members would find a way to take care of their loved ones themselves at home if they thought they could give them the adequate care they needed. That’s not feasible for many families, though.   Why […]

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