Social Security Benefits and Workers’ Compensation: Can I Receive Both?

Navigating the murky waters of government benefits can be daunting on even your best days. But when you’re injured and become disabled due to a work-related accident, the stress and pain you’re under makes figuring out social security benefits and workers’ compensation even more overwhelming.  Whether you are the injured party or a family member, […]

How Long After an Accident Can You File Workers’ Comp in Kentucky?

What you’ll learn from this article:  Accidents in the workplace happen unexpectedly, leaving employees injured and unsure of their next steps. Fortunately, workers’ compensation exists to provide financial support and medical benefits to workers who suffer work-related injuries or illnesses. This article shares the essential information you need to protect your legal rights when injured […]

Work-Related Car Accident and Workers Compensation

What you’ll learn from this article: If your job involves driving in Kentucky, understanding your rights and avenues for compensation for work-related car accidents is vital. Professional drivers, particularly those in commercial vehicles, spend significant time behind the wheel and on the clock.  Accidents happen all the time, and if you are injured by another […]

How Is My Impairment Rating Calculated?

What you will learn from this article: When you suffer from an injury due to a workplace accident, the workers’ compensation system is designed to provide you with financial support while you recover from your injury. This financial compensation includes coverage for your medical expenses as well as a portion of the wages you miss […]

Can Injured Workers Refuse Medical Treatment?

If you recently suffered from a workplace accident in Kentucky, you may wonder if you have the right to refuse medical treatment. There may be treatments you are nervous about or have concerns about pursuing. At the end of the day, it is up to you and your medical provider what treatment is most appropriate […]

Compensation for Eye Injuries at Work

Eye injuries at work can leave you with serious disabilities and expensive medical bills. While these injuries are more common for welders, construction workers, and other occupations that involve physical labor, numerous work environments can harm a person’s eyesight, including office work. Prolonged exposure to electronic devices, such as computers and smartphones, can damage your […]

What You Need to Know: Kentucky Workers’ Compensation Death Benefits

The workers’ compensation system is designed to help workers who become injured on the job. These benefits can pay for their medical expenses and lost wages while they are recovering from their injury. But what happens when a  worker dies as a result of their injuries? Can their loved ones receive benefits instead? What do Kentucky workers […]

Compensation for Lower Back Pain from Lifting at Work

Back injuries are one of the most common injuries sustained in the workplace. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, there were over 128,000 cases in 2020 involving back injuries — and those are just the cases that were reported. Unfortunately, many cases go unreported for various reasons. Some of the primary reasons employees don’t […]

Repetitive Motion Injuries and Kentucky Workers’ Compensation Claims

What you’ll learn from this article: Repetitive motion injuries are a bit different from other workplace accidents where a sudden, traumatic event causes damage. A repetitive stress injury arises from making movements over and over, leading to a back injury, wrist strain, nerve damage, or another type of painful bodily injury. It’s a difficult and […]