An Experienced Hopkinsville, Kentucky Workers’ Compensation Law Firm
Every day, employers depend on the workforce of Hopkinsville and Christian County to put in an honest day’s work at construction sites, on factory floors, in schools, at hospitals, and a variety of other places of employment.
But what happens when a work-related injury or disease has left you unable to perform your duties and the employer attempts to deny your workers’ compensation claim?
Fortunately, Fletcher Law has more than 35 years of experience helping injured workers. We can help.
The workers’ compensation attorneys at our law office have one goal: To make the employers of Hopkinsville take your workers’ compensation claim seriously and pay you the benefits you deserve.
In addition to offering a FREE evaluation of your workers’ compensation claim, our attorneys never receive payment for the work done on your behalf until we make a recovery for you.
Kentucky’s Workers’ Comp Law Facts
Under state law, all companies in Kentucky with one or more employees must have workers' compensation coverage or be self-insured, and according to the U.S. Department of Labor, 15,599 workers' compensation claims were filed in Kentucky in 2013.
However, the numbers of workers’ compensation claims that are filed in Kentucky don’t tell the story of the thousands of injured and sick workers whose claims were denied because an employer and the insurer didn’t want to part with their money.
The purpose of Kentucky’s workers' compensation benefits is to make the employee whole again, help that person recover from a trying episode, and return to work with his or her life, and dignity, still intact.
In the event that a person is no longer able to work, he or she might consider filing for Social Security Disability. If you believe this applies to you, please visit our Social Security Disability area.
Kentucky’s workers’ compensation benefits can/may include:
- Partial Wage Replacement.
- Payment for medical bills (including past, present and ongoing treatment).
- Lump-sum payment to employee if the disability can’t be overcome with medical treatment.
- Restoration of an injured person to suitable employment.
- Lump-sum payment to employee’s estate if death has occurred.
Immediate Steps to Take After a Work-Related Accident
When an accident occurs, no matter how minor the injuries may seem at the time, it's essential the person notify the employer of the incident to ensure the details are officially documented.
Once the incident is on record, the company will begin an internal process to investigate what happened, evaluate the loss and address restoration.
In addition to documentation, it’s critical that the person seek proper, immediate medical attention. Medical records are essential to proving a valid worker’s comp claim in Kentucky.
An injured worker who doesn’t hire a workers’ comp attorney can often experience unnecessary delays, confusion, and possible threats of termination.
It’s important that you not feel intimidated by strong-arm tactics, as every injured employee has the right to consult with our workers’ comp attorneys without fear of retaliation.
Talk to a Kentucky Workers’ Compensation Lawyer Today!
We've been practicing in Hopkinsville and throughout the Western Kentucky area since 1975, and our experienced team of attorneys performs a thorough investigation into every workers' compensation case.
Simply said, we go to work when you can’t in order to get the results you deserve.
Call the Fletcher Law Firm’s workers’ compensation lawyers for your FREE case evaluation at (270) 885-7671.