Knowing your rights is crucial to getting the benefits you deserve. If you had a workplace injury in Kentucky, you might be entitled to lost wages, medical expenses, money for permanent disability and vocational rehabilitation. Without a lawyer, you may not get all the benefits you deserve.
Employers and their insurance companies do not always protect the injured worker’s interests. They are concerned about the cost of a workers’ compensation claim, and try to do everything they can to keep the cost as low as possible. They will normally not tell you that in Kentucky, you have the right to pick the doctor you want, and you do not have to go to the company doctor. to treat your injury [LINK TO FAQ], and to receive mileage expense to attend doctor’s appointments and physical therapy.
Frequently, employers wrongly tell the injured worker they have to treat with a certain physician, or else the treatment is not covered by workers’ compensation. This is wrong, and is just a way for the employer to control the costs of a claim b steering injured workers to physicians that may be friendly to the employer.
At Scheynost Law, we know all the benefits you are eligible to receive. We have fought for over 20 years to get those benefits for workers injured in Kentucky. We have obtained numerous successful settlements and awards for a variety of workers compensation claims. These include low back injuries for herniated discs, cervical injuries for ruptured discs, shoulder injuries for torn rotator cuffs, knee injuries for torn cartilages, complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS) and many others injuries. We have the skills to recover the most benefits possible for any type of workplace injury.
We also fight to obtain the medical treatment needed to recover from a workplace injury. If your treatment has been denied, we can file a medical fee dispute to obtain the treatment to make you better.
If you are not being paid for being off work, we can file a formal claim on your behalf to get those benefits.
Injured workers and their families face tremendous personal and financial difficulties. Insurance adjusters often do not consider all the worker’s injuries, and try to pay as little money as possible. Fighting for all your benefits is nearly impossible without the help of an attorney.
We know how insurance companies work, and use that knowledge to maximize the amount recovered. We provide representation for those seeking medical benefits, compensation for lost wages and permanent disability. We can help you with all aspects of filing a workers’ compensation claim, including:
We help clients get compensation for all types of work-related injuries, including back injuries, knee injuries, shoulder injuries, on-the-job motor vehicle accidents and reflex sympathetic dystrophy (RSD) syndrome.
If you are filing a workers’ compensation claim, an experienced attorney is invaluable. We offer free confidential consultations for workplace injury victims. To learn more about your rights and options, call 502-638-2675 or fill out the online contact form. Workers compensation cases are taken on a contingency fee basis, so you owe no attorney’s fees unless We obtain compensation for you. Court costs and case expenses are the responsibility of the client.