Workers’ Compensation

We Are Work-Related Injury Lawyers Serving Kentucky Clients, Including In Louisville And Surrounding Counties

Injured workers and their families naturally have questions about the workers’ compensation law and what to expect.

At Cotton Wolfinbarger & Associates, PLLC, in Louisville, our lawyers answer our clients’ questions about workers’ compensation and work to obtain benefits our clients are entitled to receive, including income benefits, medical treatment, and compensation for permanent impairment/injury.

We have successfully represented clients who work in warehouses, factories, supply companies, construction, iron work, truck driving, car hauling, office settings, and many other work settings.

Our firm has successfully won workers’ compensation cases decided by the Kentucky Supreme Court.

If you believe you have suffered a work-related injury and would like to discuss your entitlement to benefits, please contact Cotton Wolfinbarger & Associates, PLLC, today.

Does My Injury Qualify For Kentucky Workers’ Compensation? What Are The Benefits And Requirements?

Both work-related physical injuries and psychological conditions (if due to physical injury) may qualify for benefits under the Kentucky Workers’ Compensation Act. Not all injuries are obvious at the time of the initial trauma, but develop over time and are called cumulative trauma injuries.

If you have suffered a work-related injury, the law provides the following benefits:

  • Temporary Total Disability or “TTD” benefits while you remain off work and have not reached maximum medical improvement
  • Permanent Partial Disability benefits or “PPD,” or permanent total disability benefits or “PTD,” depending on the facts of your case
  • Reasonable and necessary medical treatment for the work-related injury
  • Vocational rehabilitation
  • Reimbursement for mileage to and from doctor’s appointments

For you to be eligible for workers’ compensation benefits, you must report your workplace injury to a supervisor as soon as is practicable after the injury occurs, or after you are told by a physician you have suffered a cumulative trauma injury, which was caused by your work activities.

Other Answers To Your Questions

  • Can I choose my doctor? Injured workers may designate the physician who treats their injuries. If the employer has an approved managed care list of physicians, the employee must select from the managed care list. The employer may require the employee submit to an evaluation by a physician of its choice.
  • Can I be fired? A worker cannot be terminated for pursuing his or her rights and benefits under the workers’ compensation law. If terminated, the employee may have a wrongful discharge case.
  • What if an injured worker dies as a result of a work-related injury? If an injured worker dies as a result of workplace injury, the worker’s estate and family members may be eligible to obtain compensation.
  • What if an employer denies my claim? If an employer, or its workers’ compensation carrier, denies benefits the worker must pursue his or her claim through the Department of Workers’ Claims and an administrative law judge will decide the claim and entitlement to benefits.

Do Not Wait Until It Is Too Late To File Your Claim | Contact Cotton Wolfinbarger & Associates, PLLC

Workers’ compensation claims are extremely time-sensitive. If you do not file your claim within the two-year statute of limitations, you may lose your right to collect workers’ compensation benefits.

Thus, it is important you act quickly if you have been injured on the job. If you believe you have suffered a work-related injury and would like to discuss your right to benefits, please contact our Kentucky workers’ compensation lawyers today.

THIS IS AN ADVERTISEMENT. Kentucky does not Certify Specialties of Practice. The information you obtain at this site is not, nor is it intended to be, legal advice. You should consult an attorney for individual advice regarding your own situation.

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