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What are my workers’ compensation rights in Kentucky?

On Behalf of | Feb 9, 2021 | Workers' Compensation

All states in the country have workers’ compensation laws, but the exact rules and the rights that injured employees are entitled to differ according to the state in which you work. Therefore, if you are a worker in Kentucky who has been injured in the workplace, you must understand the workers’ compensation laws in Kentucky.

Taking early action is key when it comes to workers’ compensation claims, because you may not be entitled to compensation if you fail to report the injury in good time. The following is an overview of your rights to workers’ compensation as a Kentucky employee who was injured at work.

When can I file for workers’ compensation?

You can file for workers’ compensation when you were injured due to work-related activities that resulted in financial damages. Even if your employer does not believe that you will be able to successfully gain workers’ compensation, you still have the right to file a claim.

What are the deadlines for filing in Kentucky?

The most important aspect is probably reporting your injury. You should notify your employer of your work-related injury in writing as soon as it’s practical to do so. You’ll then have two years to file a claim.

How long will it take to gain compensation?

Insurers work to get funds to you as soon as possible. You should be able to get compensation within seven days, and the first installment of your disability payments should come in two weeks or more after filing.

What types of damages will I be entitled to?

If you are eligible for workers’ compensation, you will be entitled to the full coverage of all medical expenses, and you may also be able to gain partial wage replacement and disability payments if you have to take time off work.

Make sure that you take early action to understand the law if you have been injured in a Kentucky workplace.