Thousands of workers in Kentucky are injured while performing their job duties every year. Injuries can range from sprains, strains, hernias, repetitive stress injuries, disc herniations or even death. Most frequent injuries include injuries to the neck, back, shoulders and knees.
In Kentucky, employers with one or more employees are required to carry workers’ compensation insurance that compensates employees for these injuries; including medical benefits and benefits for lost time. These policies should help workers.
But it’s not as simple as asking for what you believe you are owed and receiving a check. Workers’ compensation insurance and the laws that govern it are ever-changing and can make it difficult to know how to apply, what to expect and what to do.
We can help.Experienced Attorneys Can Assist You
We have a highly experienced legal staff who are accustomed to handling workers’ compensation issues. Our attorneys understand how workers’ compensation cases are handled, and know what companies should do for employees. We can guide you through the system, handle your application and any resulting litigation with the care and concern that you and your family deserve.
Workers’ compensation injuries occur in a wide variety of settings such as construction sites, manufacturing facilities and other physically demanding or repetitive jobs. Workers may be required to lift heavy objects, climb ladders, use sharp tools or perform many other dangerous activities that can be physically damaging. Even experienced workers who understand the risks and are careful can be injured on the job, sometimes through no fault of their own. If you are traveling for your employer, and involved in a motor vehicle accident, you may be entitled to workers’ compensation benefits.
In some cases, employers have not provided a safe work environment or basic safety gear, including proper harnesses, supports, hard hats, gloves or safety goggles. Tripping hazards can mean that workers fall and are injured.
You should be provided a safe place to work, and if you are injured, your case should be treated seriously. If you are injured on the job and your employer advises you not to file a claim, you should contact an attorney. We are here to help in each step of your claim.Regularly Handle Workers’ Comp Cases
We have experience helping injured workers, and will provide a free consultation for an injured worker, or in the case of a workplace death, we can examine the potential case for the family.
We are accustomed to walking with our clients as we collect reports, medical evidence, insurance policies, and many other items that are needed to evaluate your case.
If you’d like to contact us, please use our contact form or call our offices at (270) 781-6500.