Paducah Workers' Compensation Attorney Defending the Commonwealth

Our Paducah workers' compensation lawyers are here to represent you if you are injured in a workplace accident. We will fight tirelessly to get you the compensation you deserve. Call today for a no-cost strategy session with our team! 

Paducah Workers’ Compensation Attorneys

Giving Workers a Chance to Recover Comfortably

Were you seriously injured at work or while completing a work-related duty? You deserve to be able to recover comfortably and without worrying about your finances. Workers’ compensation benefits can help make that happen if you are able to obtain them.

Kentucky Injury Law Center in Paducah is here to guide you through the workers’ comp process of Kentucky. We are dedicated to getting you all the benefits and compensation you need after a workplace accident.

We can help you with:

  • Creating and filing a claim
  • Interacting with insurance companies
  • Challenging or appeal claim denials
  • Negotiating a fair lump-sum settlement

At every stage of your workers’ comp case, we are here to support and guide you. Taking away your stress and securing the most compensation for you are the top priorities from the moment you hire us.

For a free consultation, call our Paducah workers' compensation lawyers at (270) 423-0023 now.

What Workers’ Comp Benefits Include

Workers’ compensation can do much to help keep you comfortable as you recover from a workplace injury, which is exactly the point of the system. It is also a no-fault insurance system, which means you can file a workers’ compensation claim and receive benefits if you admit to having caused your injury through a mistake. For example, you could admit that you missed a step while going down a ladder at work and fell without jeopardizing your right to benefits.

The four main benefits available through workers’ comp in Kentucky are:

  • Medical: Every cent of your necessary medical treatment costs should be covered by your employer’s workers’ comp insurance provider. Everything from prescription costs to emergency medical care should be covered with no limit. You can even be reimbursed for the mileage you drive to get to the doctor.
  • Disability: When you are unable to work for a while due to your workplace injury, you can receive temporary disability benefits to provide some of your missing wages. If you can’t return to your regular occupation ever, then you can receive permanent disability benefits, too. Reaching your maximum medical improvement (MMI) will have a large influence on the disability benefits you can receive.
  • Vocational rehabilitation: You could be eligible to receive financial coverage or reimbursement for costs associated with starting a new career if your injury prevents you from returning to the same job. For example, the workers’ comp insurance provider could pay for a certification course that allows you to begin an office career if you suffered a back injury while working in a manual labor job position.
  • Death: Losing a loved one to a fatal workplace accident can allow surviving family members and dependents to seek compensation through death benefits. Partial wages for several years are commonly awarded through death benefits. Burial and funeral costs can also be provided, up to a “reasonable” amount.

The Kentucky Injury Law Firm Promise

  • We Will Work Tirelessly on Your Behalf

    We are hard-working trial lawyers fighting for hard-working Kentuckians, and we understand the importance of fighting to maximize your recovery.

  • We Will Always Keep You Informed

    The legal process can be long and confusing. We will be sure to keep you and your loved ones informed about your case during every step.

  • We Learn Your Story, Not Just Your Case

    It is our mission to treat each of our clients as humans first and clients second. When you come to us, we don't treat you like a number, we treat you as a person.

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Can You Sue Your Employer?

If you are eligible for workers’ compensation benefits, then you are likely ineligible for suing your employer directly for the harm suffered in a workplace accident. This is a quid pro quo of workers’ compensation: you get benefits in a no-fault system and your employer gets lawsuit immunity.

There are rare cases in which a court might allow an injured worker to also file a personal injury case against their employer. However, even in these highly uncommon cases, damages awarded to the claimant cannot overlap. In other words, if the claimant has received coverage equal to 66% of their lost wages through workers’ compensation, then they would only be able to recover the missing 34% through a separate claim. Although, it is worth noting that pain and suffering damage is not awarded through workers’ comp.

Hard- Working Trial Attorneys Fighting for Hard-Working Kentuckians. 

Legal & Moral Support

Our workers’ compensation attorneys in Paducah are known throughout the region for our deliberate and compassionate approach to workers’ comp casework. We focus on everything that needs to be done to best advance your case and get you the monetary awards you need to recovery comfortably. We also focus on your emotional and mental wellbeing, and become moral supporters of our clients through such difficult times.

View our case results below or contact us online to learn more from our workers' compensation lawyers in Paducah.

  • Injured Delivery Person

    It started with a call –someone had slammed into the back of our client’s car while the client was on the job. The other driver had tried to pass our client over a solid yellow line because he didn’t see that she was turning. Our client had neck surgery and didn’t know what to do.

  • Workers' Compensation for a Police Officer $150,000

    Our client was a 30 year veteran for law enforcement officer whose career ended after a tragic shooting. The officer had worked his way up the chain of command, starting as a patrol officer and ending as a Lieutenant.

  • Workers' Compensation Settlement $130,000

    J.D. approached Kentucky Injury Law Center after the insurance denied his claim. JD had previously undergone back surgery but had fully recovered from that surgery when he injured his back while working for his new employer.

  • Settlement for Utility Lineman Falling on the Job $100,000

    N.W. suffered serious injuries after falling from 20 feet working as a utility lineman. The insurance company paid for N.W.’s medical bills and paid him TTD income benefits when N.W. was released from work, the insurance carrier sent him a settlement offer for $20,000.00 to settle his work compensation claim.

  • Severed Thumb on the Job Settlement $70,000

    Like many injured workers, J.H. thought his employer would take care of him after injury severing part of his thumb while helping the employer is a secondary business. The employer tried to claim that J.H. was not an employee of the secondary business and the insurance company denied giving J.H. any income or medical benefits.

  • Workers' Compensation for Traumatic Brain Injury $350,000

    J.P. had been a hard worker all his life. He had worked at his employer for over 26 years, rarely missing a day. However, it only took one day for his life to change when a compressed coil spring got loose and struck him in the head, causing to fall and injure his back as well. J.P. suffered both a traumatic brain injury and traumatic back injury requiring several surgeries.

  • Settlement for Hydraulic Equipment Injury $150,000

    K.G. injured his neck while working on hydraulic equipment. Initially, the insurance carrier argued that his neck condition was a degenerative condition and that it was not responsible for paying for any medical treatment.

  • Accident in Company Truck Settlement $150,000

    J.W. had worked as a truck driver for over 10 years when he was involved in an accident while driving. J.W. thought he would be ok and did not seek immediate attention; however, that turned out not to be the case. He sought medical treatment and even though the insurance carrier paid for some of the medical treatment, it quickly paid its own doctor to state all of J.W.’s symptoms were not related to the accident.

  • Shoulder Injury Settlement $150,000

    A.M. was an employee of a government agency in Louisville. He injured his shoulder at work and was not sure what the next steps were to take as he did not think he could return to his old job.

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