Kentucky Supreme Court to Kentucky Legislature: “Eat our Coal Dust”

Vision Mining, Inc. v. Gardner , 2010-SC-000311-WC (Ky. 2011): KRS 342.316 subjects coal workers’ pneumoconiosis claimants to a more stringent statutory treatment than all other pneumoconiosis claimants and thus violates the equal protection guarantees of the Federal and Kentucky Constitutions...

Kentucky: Nurture versus Nature and the Independent Contractor: Gogel v. Hancock

Gogel v. Hancock , NO. 2011-CA-001143-WC, 2011 Ky. App. LEXIS 249 (Ky. App. 2011) (Designated to be published): Public policy does not mandate that a specific “nature of the work” test be applied in determining whether a worker is an employee versus an independent contractor, as long as the...

Kentucky Workers’ Compensation Board Opinions for August 2012

By Marcus A. Roland, Esq. The Kentucky Workers' Compensation Board rendered 52 decisions for the month of August, 2012. Summaries regarding opinions of note are set forth below. Bush v. Jack Cooper Transport, et al , Claim No. 2007-7362 (August 9, 2012) : This is the claimant's appeal stemming...