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Elizabethtown Workers’ Compensation Lawyers

Did you suffer an injury at work? Our Elizabethtown workers' compensation lawyers can help you file a claim and collect the benefits you need. Kentucky requires most employers to cover their employees under the workers' compensation system. We can make sure you get access to the benefits workers’ compensation offers.

 

If you need help with a workers’ compensation claim, choose Hughes & Coleman Injury Lawyers. We can assist you regardless of whether you suffered an injury at your company’s manufacturing plant, on a construction site, in your office building, or any other workplace in Elizabethtown.

We have an office conveniently located on North Dixie Avenue, about a mile north of the mall. We offer a free case evaluation and a no-recovery-no-fee agreement — if we do not recover money for you, you do not pay us. To speak with a member of our team today, call our office at 800-800-4600.

Hughes & Coleman® Injury Lawyers Fights for the Workers' Compensation Benefits You Deserve

When it functions properly, workers’ compensation benefits both employers and employees. For employers, it provides protection against lawsuits that injured workers might otherwise file. When an employee suffers a covered workplace injury, they usually cannot sue their employer. For employees, the program offers a straightforward method to collect benefits for a work injury.

Unfortunately, the system has a lot of snags — and it is almost always workers, not employers, who get caught in these snags. Potentially, you could face two challenges when filing a workers’ comp claim:

  1. Your employer denies the claim.
  2. You find out your employer is out of compliance.

If Your Employer Tries to Deny Your Claim, We Will Be Prepared

After a car insurance claim, the claimant’s premiums often rise. The same is true with a workers’ compensation claim. Since your employer is the one paying the premiums, it has a financial incentive to deny claims. So, the possibility exists that your employer will challenge your workers’ comp claim.

Employers have very limited grounds under which they can deny workers’ compensation claims:

  • The injured worker was intoxicated at the time of injury.
  • The worker was engaged in reckless behavior.
  • Your injury did not occur at work.

Apart from the scenarios above, employers have very little justification to deny a claim.

Even if you know you were not intoxicated or behaving recklessly, your employer may tell a different story. If this happens, the Hughes & Coleman Injury Lawyers team is prepared. We will anticipate and push back against any attempts by your employer to deny your claim.

Your Employer Is Out of Compliance

The other challenge you could face involves your employer’s compliance with the program. In some cases, an employee files a workers’ compensation claim, only to discover that their employer was not in good standing with the program and, thus, their claim was not valid.

If your employer turns out to be out of compliance with workers’ compensation, there may be alternative methods of compensation that we can pursue.

We May Also Seek Damages from Third Parties Responsible for Your On-the-Job Injury

In some cases, a party other than your employer caused or contributed to your injury. Here are a few parties other than your employer that could bear some responsibility:

  • The job site owner
  • The manufacturer of a piece of construction equipment
  • A contractor or subcontractor
  • A product supplier or vendor

When we take your case, the first thing we do is conduct a thorough investigation. The initial goal of that investigation is to determine exactly how the accident happened. However, if we identify a responsible party besides your employer, we can file a claim or lawsuit against them to recover the compensation you need to cover your injuries and make ends meet.

Our team has years of experience handling both workers’ compensation and third-party claims. We want to put our experience and resources to work for you. To schedule a free case evaluation, call 800-800-4600 today.

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Our Elizabethtown Workers' Compensation Lawyers Can Help You

You could be eligible to recover several types of damages for your on-the-job injury. If we file a workers’ compensation claim, you are generally limited to recovering economic losses. That is, you can collect damages only to pay for the actual money you have lost due to your injury.

Economic damages include the following:

  • Current and anticipated future medical bills
  • A portion of your lost wages
  • Reduced earning capacity
  • Prescription drug costs

If we pursue a third party in a private lawsuit, however, you may also be able to recover noneconomic damages. Noneconomic damages are losses that we cannot quantify in dollar terms, items such as:

  • Pain and suffering
  • Emotional distress
  • Loss of enjoyment of life
  • Loss of consortium
  • Scarring and disfigurement

You Have a Limited Time to File a Claim — Act Today

In Kentucky, you must file a workers’ compensation claim within two years of the date of your injury. If you do not file your claim within this time, you will be unable to recover benefits for that particular injury.

Two years can pass more quickly than you think. We have heard from clients who were so focused on their medical treatment and recovery that they let the time slip by. We do not want to see that happen to you. Take action today by calling Hughes & Coleman Injury Lawyers at 800-800-4600.

Schedule Your Free Case Evaluation Today by Calling 800-800-4600

The Hughes & Coleman Injury Lawyers team is ready to help you recover workers’ compensation benefits for your on-the-job injury. We offer a free case evaluation, and if you choose to work with us, we never collect a fee until we recover money for you.

To speak with a member of our team today, call our office at 800-800-4600.

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