Practice AreasCotton Wolfinbarger & Associates
Louisville Personal Injury Attorneys
The attorneys at Cotton Wolfinbarger & Associates, PLLC, are dedicated to achieving the best results possible for injured clients in Kentucky and southern Indiana.*
We Are Louisville Workers’ Compensation Lawyers
We Serve Clients Throughout Kentucky, Including Shelbyville, Elizabethtown And Bardstown
Physical work-related injuries and psychological injuries (if due to a work-related physical injury) qualify an injured worker for benefits under the Kentucky Workers’ Compensation Act. Cumulative trauma injuries, which develop due to repetitive work and/or strenuous physical work, may also qualify.
Eligible injuries include, but are not limited to:
- Physical injuries, including back injuries, neck injuries, traumatic brain injuries (TBI), bone fractures, joint injuries, rotator cuff tears, amputations, crush injuries, explosion injuries and burns.
- Psychological conditions such as depression, anxiety and post-traumatic stress disorder.
- Carpal tunnel syndrome caused by repetitive work, such as computer work or production work.
- Back injuries caused by repetitive, heavy, forceful work.
- Aggravation of pre-existing arthritis causing the arthritis to become painful.
We represent injured workers in their workers’ compensation claims to help them obtain the workers’ compensation benefits they are entitled to, including income benefits while off work, medical treatment, and benefits for any permanent injury and impairment, as well as vocational retraining.
Social Security Disability
There are two types of federal Social Security Disability benefits.
To qualify for Title II Social Security Disability benefits, an individual must have paid sufficient current quarters into Social Security, must have a medical condition preventing gainful employment and must not earn above the allowable income amount.
Supplemental Security Income applies when a disabled individual has not paid sufficient quarters into Social Security to qualify for Social Security Title II Disability benefits.
Numerous medical conditions may entitle you to Social Security Disability benefits, and include, but are not limited to:
- Rheumatoid arthritis
- Mental conditions
- Heart conditions
- Chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS)
- Crohn’s disease
- Degenerative disk disease
- Multiple sclerosis
- Reflex sympathetic dystrophy
The criteria to qualify for Social Security Disability change as an individual ages.
We thoroughly investigate personal injury cases for our clients to prepare and present the evidence of the injuries.
A lawsuit to recover lost wages, medical bills and compensation for pain and suffering may be pursued when an individual is injured in a motor vehicle collision — such as a car wreck, truck wreck or motorcycle wreck — or when injured as a pedestrian. Presenting evidence of the medical condition caused by the negligence is necessary to recover damages.
In addition to traffic accidents, individuals may be injured as a result of:
- Negligence involving property (premises liability).
- Negligence involving products (products liability).
- Negligence involving medical treatment (medical malpractice).
Presenting evidence of the negligence and injury is necessary to recover money for the client’s damages.
In the event of death caused by negligence, a wrongful death case may be filed for eligible family members, including a surviving spouse and children.
We Help Injured/Disabled People In Workers’ Compensation, Social Security Disability And Personal Injury Cases
We Serve Clients Throughout Kentucky, Including Louisville And Surrounding Counties
Cotton Wolfinbarger & Associates, PLLC, is here to represent you in your case. To discuss your circumstances in detail with an experienced Louisville-area personal injury lawyer, contact us by phone or email.
*Cotton Wolfinbarger & Associates, PLLC, provides federal Social Security Disability representation to clients in both Kentucky and Indiana.
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If you have suffered an injury either at work or in a non-work environment, we encourage you to phone our office to discuss your right to compensation for your injuries. We welcome clients whose first language is not English. Se habla español.