Truck Accident

Truck Accident

Truck AccidentTruck Accident Information

Accidents involving trucks comprise a large percentage of the six million motor vehicle accidents that occur on an annual basis in the United States. These accidents are frequently the most serious of any traffic accident, for a variety of reasons. The primary reason is that of the significant size difference between a truck (be it an 18 wheeler or a delivery truck) and a standard passenger vehicle, such as a car or SUV. Most semi trucks outweigh passenger vehicles by a substantial margin, in some cases by a factor of 10. They can also be much larger in dimension, with some being 60 feet longer than even the largest SUV. This can result in an accident in which great damage is done to the smaller vehicle, with severe injuries being inflicted on those inside.

If you have been harmed in a truck accident, you will want to consult with an experienced Northern Kentucky personal injury attorney as soon as possible. Robert Raper has worked in a legal capacity in the area of personal injury for many years, including serving as an insurance defense attorney. He has a unique insight into the area that allows him to provide knowledgeable, aggressive legal help to those injured in accidents. Contact his offices about your truck accident, and he will build a case that is designed to secure the maximum possible compensation for your injuries and other accident-related expenses.

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In the event that your truck accident was caused by the negligence of another, such as the truck driver themselves, or the trucking company that employs them, you have the right to pursue restitution from those responsible parties. You will have a much stronger chance of success in dealing with those parties, or their insurance companies, if you have a knowledgeable attorney working on your behalf.

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!

The Consequences of Personal Injury

Personal Injury

Injuries sustained in accidents can be both physically and financially devastating to an individual. Serious repercussions could include debilitating pain, paralysis of the body or limbs, high medical bills, missed wages, inability to hold gainful employment, dependency on expensive pharmaceuticals, loss of vision or hearing, or any of a number of potential threats to your well-being.

The severity of the consequences involved in serious injury is all the more frustrating when the injury or accident was the fault of another individual. Given the potentially debilitating consequences involved, if you have been in any kind of accident that resulted in serious harm or injury you should not hesitate to seek the advice of an attorney well versed in personal injury law. A Northern Kentucky personal injury attorney can review your situation and advise you on the best course of action to take should when it is necessary to pursue compensation for damages.

Personal Injury Lawyer

No matter what type of injury may have befallen you or under what circumstances you were injured, legal representation is absolutely, without question the only way to ensure that your rights are protected and your interests safeguarded. Robert Raper has concrete, solid experience handling all types of personal injury cases. As a former insurance defense attorney, he has an intimate knowledge of the strategies employed by insurance companies to avoid paying out full compensation. He has proven experience on both sides of a personal injury claim. This experience has translated into a proven track record of success in resolving all types of personal injury cases.

Personal Injury

In the past he has had success representing clients in car, truck, and motorcycle accidents, as well as vehicular accidents involving uninsured and underinsured motorists, head-on collisions, rear-end accidents, pedestrian accidents, drunk driving accidents, and accident resulting in wrongful death. Robert Raper's case experience also extends into catastrophic and medical accidents such as brain and head injuries, injuries to the spinal cord, slip and fall accidents, dog bites, medical and physician malpractice, emergency room and urgent care errors, hospital malpractice, surgical errors, and nursing malpractice. If you have any other questions or if you would like advice on obtaining social security disability, contact Robert Raper today.