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Do I Have to Pay Back My Workers’ Compensation Claim If I Win My Lawsuit?

Many people who have been injured on the job have two claims in one:  they are able to file a claim against their employer for workers’ compensation coverage and they are able to sue another company in the court system for their role in causing the personal injury. Common situations where this … [Read more...]

What Are The Typical Fees In a Worker’s Compensation Case?

Worker's compensation fees are set by statute and we can't deviate from that. In 2014, the law says the fee is 20% of the first $25,000, then 15% of the next $10,000, and then 5% of anything after that, up to a cap of $12,000.00. Money awarded to a client for medical expenses are not figured into … [Read more...]

Is It Really Necessary to Hire a Workers’ Compensation Attorney When My Injury Isn’t Being Contested By My Employer?

Often times, I hear people say, “Why would I hire a workers’ compensation attorney? My employer is paying my medical bills.” Before practicing workers’ compensation law, I had the same school of thought. What I learned after diving into the area of Kentucky comp is there are several reasons to hire … [Read more...]

Spotlight on Melissa Doss: Associate Lawyer at Lawrence and Associates Focusing on Kentucky Workers’ Compensation

Focused on Kentucky Workers' Compensation Cases I have been at Lawrence & Associates since 2011. When I first started at Lawrence & Associates, I gained hands on experience in the areas of workers’ compensation, bankruptcy law, personal injury and admiralty law. However, I quickly learned … [Read more...]

The Statute of Limitations is Crucial In Workers’ Compensation Claims. Act Quickly When You’re Injured on the Job

When considering filing for a workers’ compensation claim, it is crucial to keep the statute of limitations in mind. If an injured worker does not file a claim within the allotted time, the claim will not succeed. The statute of limitations provides for filing deadlines for Kentucky Workers’ … [Read more...]