If you suffer an injury at work, you may qualify for workers’ compensation benefits. These benefits can help you and your family manage some of the financial hardships related to your injuries and loss of income. Unfortunately, applying for workers’ compensation benefits is a time-consuming and complicated process involving strict procedures and numerous deadlines.
Our firm provides a wide range of services related to workers’ compensation. An experienced attorney can help you file an initial claim for benefits, pursue legal action regarding denied claims and appeals, secure benefits extensions, and pursue litigation against employers and third parties.
Worker’s Comp is an Employer’s Responsibility
We manage the day-to-day details of your case and oversee every matter of your claim, so you can concentrate on regaining your health. Well-respected among Kentucky’s legal peers, attorney Mark Knight is client-focused and results-driven.
Back and Spinal Injuries
Repetitive Stress Injuries
Injuries Related to Motor Vehicle Accidents
Falls from High Areas, Including Ladders and Scaffolding
Being Struck by Falling Objects
Muscle Strains and Abrasions
Inhalation of Chemicals and Fumes Leading to Respiratory Ailments
Noise Exposure Leading to Hearing Loss
All of these work-related issues have lead to successful Workers’ Compensation claims.
Workers’ Comp benefits are paid for by your employer’s workers’ compensation insurance policy. In some cases, an employer may not be eager to make these payments. Whether you are a coal miner, factory worker, office worker or construction worker, Mark D. Knight Law Office in Somerset, Kentucky, will represent and fight for you.
Workers’ Compensation Notes
Technology jobs and office administrative positions have various components in common, including using a keyboard and mouse and sitting for long periods. Repetitive stress injuries, such as carpal tunnel, can become painful, preventing you from completing your regular job duties. We often assist clients in filing for workers’ compensation.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT KENTUCKY WORKERS’ COMPENSATION
When workers get injured, they worry. How will they provide income for their families? How will they pay for their medical bills? Workers’ compensation benefits can help accomplish this. For more than 40 years, Mark Knight Attorney at Law in Somerset, Kentucky, has helped clients secure the workers’ compensation benefits they need and deserve.
Here are some answers to common questions about Kentucky workers’ compensation issues.
What are workers’ compensation benefits?
If injured while working, an employee may seek workers’ compensation benefits, which are available through their employer’s workers’ compensation insurance policy. These benefits cover lost wages and medical expenses.
What types of benefits are available to Kentucky workers?
Temporary and permanent disability benefits as well as death benefits are available to Kentucky workers.
How do I know if I am eligible for workers’ compensation?
To qualify for workers’ compensation benefits, your injury must have occurred while you were at work or performing duties related to your job.
What types of injuries may qualify me for Workers’ Compensation?
In Kentucky, physical injuries, as well as mental injuries resulting from those physical injuries, qualify you for workers’ compensation. Kentucky coal miners who suffer occupational diseases such as pneumoconiosis or black lung disease are offered special benefits to replace income and occupational retraining.
How much money can I expect from Workers’ Compensation?
In Kentucky, workers’ compensation benefit amounts are calculated using a formula that takes into account your pre-injury income and the type of injury you suffered.
What can I do if my workers’ compensation claim is denied?
Mark can help anyone whose claim has been denied file an appeal. However, appeals must be filed within 30 days of the initial decision.
Why do I need a lawyer to secure a workers’ compensation claim?
The entire process is complicated and can be overwhelming. A seasoned workers’ compensation attorney like Mark Knight can help you file your initial claim, file for permanent benefits and, if your claim is denied, represent you in the litigation process.
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