Getting hurt on the job can be a serious incident in the life of a worker. For starters, you have the concerns about your health and whether or not you will make a full recovery. Beyond that, there are also financial concerns – how will you support yourself and your family if you are unable to go to work and earn an income?
Fortunately, the Kentucky workers’ compensation system will come into play in most situations in which a worker suffers an on-the-job injury. Through this system, you are supposed to receive a benefit that represents a portion of your wages, while you recover and attempt to return to work. But, like most government programs, sometimes the workers’ compensation system can be difficult to navigate.
If you suffer an on-the-job injury, you are required to follow a very detailed, step-by-step process in order to successfully receive workers’ compensation benefits. You need to report your injury properly, submit a claim and follow up to make sure that it is processed in the appropriate timeframe. However, you are likely dealing with a lot of uncertainty in the aftermath of a workplace injury. That is where our law firm may be able to step in and help.
At our law firm, we work with our clients to help them navigate the workers’ compensation system so that they can rest easy knowing that their benefits will, hopefully, be forthcoming quickly. We know that most people have never dealt with the intricacies of the workers’ compensation system. We, on the other hand, deal with it every day. For more information about how we might be able to help you in the aftermath of a workplace injury, please visit the workers’ compensation overview section of our law firm’s website.