Posted On: September 28, 2009

Bulging Disk v. Herniated Disk in Kentucky Car Accident

A very common injury in a Kentucky car accident is a bulging disk or herniated disk. Though the two are similar, they are different.

Your spine is made up of vertebrae and disks. The disks in between the vertebrae act as cushions. They help absorb the shocks of every day bending and twisting. Without them, the vertebrae would grind on each other and wear out. But, these disks are spongy and good cushions. If you would like to see a picture of these in person, you can speak to me, a car accident attorney, and see a picture of these in person.

A bulging disk is when one of these disks simply extends outside the space it should normally occupy. If the disk is like a hamburger in between a bun, then a bulging disk is when the hamburger sticks out just a little bit outside the bun. As you get older, a bulging disk becomes more and more common.

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Posted On: September 25, 2009

Overtime Payment to Firefighters in Louisville

As this article will show, it does not matter if you work at a small company selling widgets, or at fortune 500 company, or for a city entity, all employers make mistakes as to whether or not they have to pay overtime to their employers. Recently, a Kentucky Court of Appeals court ruled that Louisville firefighters were entitled to back pay for overtime they worked and were not paid for. So, it just goes to show you, that if you are an employee and you work more than 40 hours a week and you do not get overtime, even if you are told you are a salaried employee, that may not be correct and you may be entitled to overtime compensation. As a Louisville overtime lawyer, I can help you understand your legal rights and help you figure out if you are or are not entitled to overtime compensation.

In the firefighter’s case which can be further read in the Louisville Courier Journal paper at http://www.courier-journal.com/article/20090904/NEWS01/909040364/Appeals+court+favors+firefighters+in+back+pay+suit the City of Louisville owes more than 800 firefighters back pay going back 15 years. This ruling will cost the city over $7.6 million plus interest. The city already owes the firefighters $19.7 million for another overtime lawsuit. With interest the city could be looking at having to pay over $50 million back out to the firefighters.

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Posted On: September 25, 2009

Kentucky Personal Injury Regarding School Athletics

Two weeks ago, on September 17, 2009, Pleasure Ridge Park High School football coach Jason Stinson was acquitted of reckless homicide and wanton endangerment in the August 20, 2008 heat-stroke death of Max Gilpin, a sophomore lineman. The jury was made up of 8 men and 4 women. This was the nation’s first criminal trial of a football coach in a player’s heat-related death. (See the article from the Louisville Courier Journal )

The State of Kentucky has a Kentucky High School Athletic Association governing body. This association covers many areas. One of them is child safety. And per their rules and regulations, Coach Stinson was being tried criminally for failing to follow the heat index rules and thus causing the death of Max Gilpin. The rules for any and all to see are at: http://www.khsaa.org/sportsmedicine/heat/

Coach Stinson will now have to face a civil trial. This is very common in death cases such as this.

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