Workplace injuries are, unfortunately, a common occurrence in Kentucky. Common workplace injuries in Kentucky include:
Every state requires employers to carry workers’ compensation insurance, which is intended to compensate injured employees for work-related injuries. Workers’ compensation typically covers multiple employee expenses, including the following:
In Kentucky, an injured worker may be eligible to receive compensation when:
Injured at Work? Here’s What to Do
Following a workplace injury in Kentucky, the following steps should be taken:
Failure to report a workplace injury may result in the employee’s claim being denied. After being notified of a workplace injury, an employer in Kentucky should notify its insurance carrier and report the claim to the Kentucky Department of Worker’s Claims.
Consult with a Kentucky workers’ compensation attorney – Even if your workplace injury is being covered by workers compensation, it is highly recommended that you consult with an experienced Kentucky workers’ compensation attorney about your situation. There are time deadlines involved with any injury, and a failure to act promptly can result in the immediate and total loss of benefits, without warning or notice. At Saladino & Schaaf, our experienced Kentucky workers’ compensation attorneys will ensure that you are fully apprised of your legal rights and provided with the most effective representation possible. Our highly skilled legal professionals will work diligently to pursue your claim and ensure that your legal rights are protected. If you’ve been injured in the workplace, please contact one of our experienced workers compensation attorneys for a consultation.
Saladino & Schaaf, PLLC is dedicated to providing high quality, aggressive legal representation to victims of personal injury and wrongful death. Since 1984, this firm and its predecessors have had one goal in mind – to help the victims of personal injury put the pieces of their lives back together.
Saladino & Schaaf, PLLC is a Personal Injury Law Firm with offices in Paducah, KY and Murray, KY. We serve clients throughout Kentucky and Illinois.
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