Kentucky law protects employees by requiring employers to carry workers’ compensation insurance that covers employees who are injured on the job. Unfortunately, workers’ compensation is limited, and employee compensation is often not enough to cover all of their injuries and damages. However, when a third party is responsible or even partially responsible for a workplace accident, employees have an opportunity for additional financial recovery under a personal injury claim. If you or a loved one has been injured on the job, contact a Kentucky workplace accident attorney at Gary C. Johnson, P.S.C. Our personal injury attorneys focus on protecting and advocating for the rights of injured employees.
We know that employers and insurance companies are often reluctant to pay workers’ compensation claims and they frequently try to limit the amount of financial recovery that their employees receive. As mentioned above, even when they do provide fair payments under Kentucky workers’ compensation guidelines, those payouts are typically not enough to fully compensate injured employees. We conduct detailed investigations into our clients’ workplace accident claims to determine the cause of the accident and whether or not any third-party liability was involved so that our clients can achieve maximum financial recovery. We also negotiate with defendants and their insurance companies and we will never advise you to settle a claim when an offer does not fairly compensate you.
A third party is anyone besides your employer or coworkers who is at fault for your workplace accident and resulting injuries. We frequently see third party personal injury cases when an employee is involved in an automobile accident while working and the at-fault driver is a third party. We also frequently see these cases in construction accidents. Construction sites are busy with different people coming and going who may be responsible for a construction site accident including project managers, contractors, property owners, building designers, and subcontractors.
While your workers’ compensation claim is proceeding, we can pursue your personal injury claim, which will allow for additional compensation. Depending on your injuries and damages, personal injury compensation may include lost wages and lost future earnings, medical bills, future medical expenses, and pain and suffering. In some cases where the defendant’s conduct was particularly egregious, punitive damages may be awarded as well.
If you have been injured at work, contact a Kentucky workplace accident attorney at Gary C. Johnson P.S.C. to schedule a free consultation. We will discuss your accident and all available recovery options.