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Kentucky Workers' Compensation Attorney Helping Work Injury Victims Since 1994.
An Experienced Workers Compensation Lawyer
Have you been injured while working in Kentucky? If so, you probably have medical bills and lost wages accruing, and you may not know where to turn for help. Kentucky’s Workers’ Compensation Act provides benefits to employees who have been injured in job-related accidents or diagnosed with a disease caused by exposure to toxic chemicals or other hazardous substances in the workplace. If you have suffered an on-the-job injury or have been diagnosed with a work-related illness, a Kentucky workers' compensation lawyer at Nordloh Law Office, PLLC can help you recover money for your injury, lost wages and medical bills.
When you file a workers’ compensation claim in Kentucky, you are opting for an “exclusive remedy.” This means that in exchange for the benefits of workers’ compensation coverage, you give up your right to file a lawsuit against your employer in civil court for damages caused by on-the-job injuries. Thus, it is always smart to consult with an experienced Kentucky workers' compensation attorney before you file your claim to ensure that your rights are protected and that you are receiving maximum compensation for your injuries. Trust us – your employer's insurance company does not have your best interests at heart when attempting to settle your claim; it is looking out for its own interests and your employer’s interests. If you are receiving pressure to settle for less than what you deserve, Nordloh Law Office can intercede to protect you against premature and insufficient settlements.
What Types of Benefits Can I Receive?
In Kentucky, workers’ compensation benefits may include partial wage replacement for temporary or permanent disability, payment for necessary medical treatments and job training to help you attain suitable employment after the accident. If you are unable to perform the same type of work after the injury, you may be eligible to receive up to 52 weeks of job retraining and education benefits. If the injured employee dies as a result of the injury, the employee's family is entitled to a lump sum payment for burial expenses as well as income benefits for the employee's surviving spouse and minor dependents. In addition, if your work injury or occupational illness prevents you from returning to work for an extended period of time, you may be eligible for Social Security Disability (SSD) benefits. You may apply for Social Security Disability benefits after you have been unable to work for at least five months.
You Need an Experienced Kentucky Workers' Compensation Attorney Representing You.
If you or someone you love has been injured on the job in Kentucky, it is essential that you file your claim within the statutorily mandated time limits. Generally, a formal claim for workers’ compensation benefits must be filed within two years of the date of injury and occupational disease claims must be filed within three years from the date of diagnosis or from the date that diagnosable symptoms first appear, whichever is earlier. Surviving family members of employees who have died from a work-related injury or illness must file a claim within three years after the death of their loved one. The experience of a Kentucky workers' compensation attorney at Nordloh Law Office, PLLC will assist you in filing your claim on time and will, thereafter, ensure that you receive just compensation for your work-related injury or illness. Call (859) 491-9991 today for a free consultation regarding your work injury case.
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