Where To Turn For Help
Workers’ compensation laws are designed to eliminate the need for litigation and provide monetary awards to injured workers. These laws also provide to the dependents of those workers who are killed because of work-related accidents or illnesses. State workers’ compensation laws apply this structure to almost all kinds of employment.
Meanwhile, federal statutes limit this coverage to federal employees or workers whose jobs involve lots of interstate transactions or 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:
- 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.