Workers' Comp

Where To Turn For Help

Workers' compensation laws are designed to ensure that employees who are injured or disabled on the job are provided with fixed monetary awards, eliminating the need for litigation. These laws also provide benefits for dependents of those workers who are killed because of work-related accidents or illnesses. Some laws also protect employers and fellow workers by limiting the amount an injured employee can recover from an employer and by eliminating the liability of co-workers in most accidents. State workers' compensation statutes establish this framework for most employment. Federal statutes are limited to federal employees or those workers employed in some significant aspect of interstate commerce.

What Injuries Does Workers' Compensation Cover?

If you were hurt on the job, chances are you should be covered by workers' compensation. This benefit covers all kinds of injuries, including:

  • Burns
  • Electrocution
  • Crush injuries
  • Repetitive motion injuries
  • Neck and back injuries
  • Shoulder, knee and other joint injuries
  • Loss of arms, legs and other extremities
  • Muscle, ligament and tendon injuries
  • Broken bones
  • Toxic exposure injuries

Don't wait and see if the injury gets better. As soon as you're injured, it's important to notify your employer, as waiting could damage your ability to file a claim.

Contact Our Office

At Edwards & Kautz in Paducah, Kentucky, our attorneys know that the workers' compensation system can be difficult to navigate, especially if you haven't done it before. We're here to help guide you through the process and ensure that you receive full compensation for the injuries you sustained on the job. For your free initial consultation with a lawyer, call 270-908-4914 or send us an email to let us know what happened.