Getting the right medical treatment, lost wages, and money for permanent disability for a work related injury is difficult. Complicated rules, confusing documents, strict deadlines, uncooperative employers, and busy insurance adjusters all make the process difficult.
If you were hurt at work, contact our office for an experienced Louisville, Kentucky workers’ compensation attorney as soon as possible. We take a special pride in protecting the rights of injured workers and will work to recover all the benefits you deserve.
Kentucky Workers’ Compensation Benefits
There are several types of benefits most injured workers can receive in Kentucky. These include:
- Medical benefits: Employers are responsible for all medical expenses related to the injury, such as bills for hospital emergency rooms, doctor’s office visits, MRI’s, surgeries, prescriptions, travel expenses, physical therapy, durable medical equipment, steroid injections and rehabilitative treatment.
- Lost wages: While recovering from a work related injury and unable to work, an injured worker is eligible to receive Temporary Total Disability (TTD) benefits for lost income . For most workers, it is two-thirds of their average weekly wage.
- Permanent disability: An injured worker with a permanent impairment from the injury may be entitled to permanent partial disability (PPD) benefits. If the injured worker is unable to perform any work, they may receive permanent total disability (PTD). Many factors determine PPD and PTD. If you believe you have a permanent disability from a work related injury, contact me to evaluate your case.
- Vocational Rehabilitation: An injured worker who cannot return to any job they held in the past may be entitled to vocational rehabilitation benefits for 52 weeks.
If you were hurt in a work-related accident, the insurance carrier may send you to a doctor they choose to assign you the lowest possible impairment rating, in order to settle your claim as cheaply as possible. We can recommend other doctors that may assign a more accurate rating to help you recover all the benefits you are entitled for your injuries.
A Trusted Resource For Workers’ Compensation Legal Representation
We have more than 25 years of experience successfully settling and litigating workers’ compensation claims in Kentucky. We can protect your rights and get you the benefits you deserve for all types of workplace injuries. Our top priority is to help you recover the maximum compensation for your work related injury.
The lawyer that represents you in a workers’ compensation claim can have a huge impact on the money you recover. For experienced help getting your benefits call 502-937-5287 for a free consultation, or send us an email through our contact page.