Lexington Workers’ Compensation Lawyers
Handling Claims for Injured Workers
A serious workplace injury could lead to a complicated workers’ compensation claim. To prepare yourself and your case for anything that could come your way, team up with Kentucky Injury Law Center. We are a local team in Lexington that proudly stands up for workers from all walks of life and who are employed in all sorts of industries.
On This Page:
- What Benefits Are Offered Through Workers' Comp?
- Workers' Comp Death Benefits
- Is It Worth Hiring an Attorney?
- How Will Your Lawyer Get Paid?
- Can An Insurer Deny Your Workers' Comp Claim?
- Get Started Today!
The premise of workers’ compensation is that you can get benefits after a workplace accident without worrying about having to prove that you did nothing wrong. This system is contrary to civil injury claims that require you to prove that another party caused your accident and injuries with convincing evidence. In fact, you can admit to causing your workplace accident due to a lapse of judgment without invalidating your claim.
Benefits that you can get through workers’ compensation include:
- Full medical treatment coverage
- Disability pay if unable to work
- Vocational rehabilitation courses
- Lump-sum settlement for other damages
A “disadvantage” of workers’ compensation in Kentucky is that you can’t sue your employer for additional damages if you get workers’ comp benefits. Your employer’s negligence could be the only cause of your injuries, but you would still be unable to sue them directly. For example, if your employer never installed a handrail for the steps leading up to the office and you fell, then you could get workers’ compensation benefits but not file a premises liability claim.
When a workplace accident causes a fatal injury, workers’ compensation can provide for the deceased’s family through death benefits. Typically, death benefits will provide a portion of the deceased’s wages for a set amount of time. Funeral and burial costs can also be provided through death benefits, as well as the cost of final medical care that the deceased received before death.
There are a number of reasons you may want to consider hiring a work injury lawyer to represent you, rather than handling the workers' compensation system on your own. Not only are your chances of success higher when working with an attorney, but you can also rest easy knowing that you are being guided through the process by a seasoned professional. Our team can help by handling the following on your behalf:
- Ensuring you have all the proper forms filed correctly and on time
- Compiling sufficient evidence to support your claim by demonstrating that your injury happened at work and that it caused serious damages
- Explain and help defend your rights as a worker
- Ensure that you receive fair compensation for your injuries and don't receive less than you deserve
Our firm offers legal representation on a "contingency fee" basis. That means that you don't pay anything up-front. Our team will work on your case and fight to get you the compensation you deserve. If we win your claim and obtain compensation for you, we receive payment as a percentage of that compensation. If we aren't able to recover compensation for your injuries, we don't get paid. This system helps ensure that your attorney will work hard to recover maximum compensation on your behalf.
You have nothing to lose! Contact our Lexington workers' comp attorneys today for excellent legal representation and compassionate experience.