Category: Labour Law

Workers’ Compensation

Workers Compensation

Workers' compensation programs provide valuable benefits to workers who are injured on the job, or during the course of their work, or who contract an occupational disease. Workers' compensation can cover a short-term or a long-term absence from work, depending upon the injuries sustained. Because a disabling condition can range from mild to severe and permanent, workers' compensation is designed to help the injured worker in either scenario.

Under Kentucky law, workers' compensation is compulsory, which means that the majority of employers are required to carry it. Employers have the option of insuring through private carriers, self-insurance, or through groups of employers.

In Kentucky, there is no exemption for employers with a small number of employees; therefore, most workers are covered under workers' compensation in the event they are injured on-the-job. If you or someone you love has sustained a workplace injury, a Covington personal injury lawyer will be able to guide you through the claims process as swiftly as possible, while looking out for your best interests.

Workers' Compensation Benefits

Workers' compensation will pay for medical care immediately following a work-related injury. It also pays for temporary disability benefits after a short waiting period (typically three to seven days). Furthermore, for workers who have severe injuries, it can pay for permanent partial and permanent total disability benefits. Workers' compensation benefits may include the following:

  • Medical benefits with no time or monetary limitations
  • Benefits for temporary disability (TTD)
  • Benefits for permanent total disability (PTD)
  • Benefits for permanent partial disability (PPD)
  • Disfigurement Benefits

Covington Workers' Compensation Lawyer

Workers Compensation

Workers' compensation is considered a "no fault" system; this means that an employee can recover compensation for an accident, even if it was due to his or her own negligence. For most injured workers, they need to start receiving their benefits as soon as possible. Filing a workers' compensation claim is a very complicated process. Although it's meant to be self explanatory, most people find the procedure time consuming and confusing.

At a time when you must have access to the medical care you need, as well as the appropriate level of benefits, it's a wise idea to enlist the services of an experienced attorney who knows the process inside and out. Attorney Robert Roper can ensure that you follow the proper protocol in an efficient manner, and if you run into any trouble with our employer, or their insurance company, he will be by your side fighting aggressively to protect you and your best interests.

He can also examine the possibility of filing a third party claim. At times when a third party such as a contractor may be legally liable for your injuries, you may be able to receive compensation from a third party claim in addition to your workers' compensation benefits. Call the firm today to get started on your workers' compensation claim!

Workplace Accidents

Workplace Accidents

Considering the number of hours American employees spend on-the-job, it's no surprise that workplace accidents are bound to occur. Every year thousands of workers are injured during the course of their work, thus resulting in all types of injuries, occupational diseases and even work-related deaths. If you or someone you love has been injured in a workplace accident, Northern Kentucky personal injury attorney Robert Roper can uphold your legal rights while pursuing maximum compensation from the legally responsible party.

Most Kentucky employees are covered under workers' compensation insurance which typically covers medical care, rehabilitation services, and physical therapy, and wage losses that were incurred as a result of the injury or occupational disease.

Although you have every right to be fully compensated for any workplace injuries you might have sustained, the insurance company and your employer have a vested interest in keeping their claim as low as possible. In effect, you may not get all the medical care you need, or your benefits may be terminated before you have had the opportunity to fully recover.

Northern Kentucky Workplace Accident Attorney

Workplace Accidents

Mr. Roper cares deeply about your situation and the well-being of your family. He understands that workplace accidents can wreak havoc on your personal life, your finances, and your ability to care for your family. The firm would like to see to it that you get the medical care and benefits that you truly deserve. If you encounter any trouble from your employer, or their insurance company, he is prepared to go head-to-head with them while keeping your best interests in mind at all times. He can also go to court on your behalf if you need assistance extending your benefits and medical treatment.

If you have been injured on the job, or experienced a work-related injury or an occupational disease, attorney Robert Roper can help you pursue much-needed compensation. He can also examine the possibility of a third party claim. When a workplace injury is caused by third party negligence, such as a contractor, you may have a third party claim in addition to a workers' compensation claim. If you were injured in a work-related accident, the firm will fight tenaciously to help you recover maximum compensation.