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Meet Attorney Frank Jenkins

Workers Compensation Attorney

Lexington workers compensation lawyer

Lexington Workers Compensation Attorney

Have you been injured on the job? Have you exhausted your paid sick leave as a result of a serious workplace accident and lost income? Employees who sustain work-related injuries or illnesses in Kentucky have a right to paid medical care and income benefits, as provided by the Kentucky Workers’ Compensation Act. Unfortunately, some employers try to deny workers their rightful benefits after they are injured and out of work.

If you or your loved one is having trouble obtaining benefits after being injured on the job, we may be able to assist you. The attorneys at Frank Jenkins Law Office in Lexington have many years of experience helping injured Kentuckians seek the full workers’ compensation benefits that they deserve under the law. Our attorneys know Kentucky’s workers’ compensation law and guide injured workers through the complicated process of obtaining benefits.

The initial consultation with a workers’ compensation lawyer is free. We will review the specific facts of your situation, answer your questions and explain your legal options. If we determine that we can assist you in seeking benefits, we will handle your claim on a contingency basis. We do not get paid unless you receive benefits! Contact the Frank Jenkins Law Office today by calling toll free at (888) 926-9660 or by using our online contact form.

What Can Our Workers’ Compensation Attorneys Handle for You?

If your workers’ compensation claim has been denied, a workers’ comp attorney at Frank Jenkins’ Law Office can help you fight for your full benefits.

You may be eligible for temporary total disability payments if you were injured on the job and have been out of work more than seven days. You may be eligible for permanent disability benefits if a disability from a workplace accident limits the type of work that you can perform or prevents you from returning to work.

We will file an application for resolution with the Kentucky Department of Workers’ Claims to start the appeals process.

Our attorneys will represent you in hearings before the administrative law judge who is assigned to your case. We will stand up for you at the benefits review conference and subsequent hearings while your case is being appealed.

We can appeal your disability rating if it does not adequately reflect the extent of your injury and the impact it is having on your ability to work.

We will determine through a detailed investigation of the accident whether any outside party may be held liable such a driver who caused an car accident, another company working on the same job site, or the maker of unsafe machinery or equipment. You generally cannot sue your own employer after a workplace accident. But you may have a right to seek compensation from another party that was liable for your injuries.

The Pitfalls of Representing Yourself in a Workers’ Comp Claim or Appeal

Injured workers may choose to represent themselves during the claims process. But during the legal proceedings, the injured worker will be held to the same standard as experienced attorneys who handle worker’s compensation claims every day. The process is complex. There are filing deadlines for submitting medical records and statements by witnesses to support your claim.

For example, when an administrative law judge enters a final decision on your application for benefits, you have 30 days to file an appeal. If you do not file within the deadline, the judge’s decision is final.

It is a safe bet that your employer or the company that administers the workers’ compensation program will have lawyers looking out for their interests. You will be at a disadvantage if you do not have your own attorney. As an injured worker, you need an experienced lawyer advocating for your rights.

The attorneys at Frank Jenkins Law Office will handle your case on a contingency basis. You will not owe any upfront costs and will only pay a legal fee if we are successful in obtaining benefits for you.

How Do I Know if I Qualify for Workers’ Compensation?

The Workers’ Compensation Act provides medical and income benefits to people who have sustained work-related injuries or developed certain diseases that are recognized as occupation-related.

The benefits include payment of medical treatment, partial replacement of wages and retraining to restore the injured worker to suitable employment. The amount of your disability benefits will depend on your average weekly wage and the extent of your disability.

Most employers in Kentucky other than those engaged exclusively in farming and agricultural production are required to provide worker’s compensation insurance to their employees. Most employees are covered by workers’ compensation insurance.

Members of the Kentucky National Guard who are injured while on active duty are covered by the state of Kentucky workers’ compensation insurance.

If you have been injured on the job, you should report the injury to your supervisor or company’s human resources office and follow up with a written notification. Complying with the notification process is important for documenting that your injury was work-related.

The employer has to pay expenses that are reasonable and necessary for the cure of work-related injuries.

Questions frequently arise as to whether an employee was on the job when an injury occurred and therefore entitled to benefits.

For example, if you are driving as part of your job and are involved in a car accident, you may be entitled to claim workers’ compensation benefits regardless of who caused the crash. But if you are commuting to or from work and are involved in an automobile accident, you may not qualify for workers’ comp benefits because you are not considered to be on the job.

Our experienced Kentucky workers’ compensation lawyers at Frank Jenkins Law Office can review the specific facts that apply to your injury or illness and discuss your right to benefits. Call us now at 888-926-9660 for a free case evaluation or complete our online contact form.

For more information, visit our Workers’ Compensation Website.