Workers' Compensation Attorneys in Lexington, Kentucky
Workplace injuries are a serious issue. When a worker suffers injuries on the job, they may be rendered unable to work for a substantial period of time, costing them income when they can least afford it. The costs of medical treatment in these situations can place workers and their families in a precarious financial position. Fortunately, workers’ compensation benefits can help alleviate some of these problems.
However, as many workers discover when filing an application for these benefits, many employers and insurers seek to prevent workers from receiving the benefits they need. At Wilson & McQueen PLLC, our Lexington legal team has spent decades helping people just like you fight for the workers’ compensation benefits they need, and we know what it takes to represent you if you’ve been injured in a work-related accident.
Our Workers’ Compensation Practice Areas
We have substantial experience helping injured workers pursue benefits after any job site injury, including:
Repetitive motion injuries
Occupational diseases, such as black lung
Work-related car or truck accidents
No matter how your workplace injury may have occurred, workers’ compensation benefits can be an integral part of your recovery. At Wilson & McQueen PLLC, we are dedicated to helping you fight for these benefits after a workplace accident. Our extensive experience in a variety of personal injury claims also allows us to pursue other sources of compensation that may be available, such as a claim against a third party.
How Kentucky Calculates Workers’ Comp Benefits
There are several types of workers’ compensation benefits you might qualify for, starting with compensation for lost wages while you are recovering and unable to work. Generally, you receive 66.67% of your average weekly salary, up to a set maximum amount. You can also be approved for medical benefits.
If you reach maximum recovery of your work-related injury and are still disabled, you might qualify for permanent partial or total disability. Finally, when a worker dies within four days of a work-related accident, their spouse or certain dependents can receive a lump sum payment to help cover funeral expenses.
Talk to A Workers’ Compensation Attorney in Lexington, Kentucky
If you have been the victim of a workplace accident and are encountering difficulty in getting workers’ compensation benefits, we can help. Contact the attorneys. of Wilson & McQueen PLLC today to learn more about how our experienced legal representation can help you as you work to secure these much-needed benefits.