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Workers’ Compensation

If you have suffered an injury during the course of your work, you may have a claim for workers' compensation.  The first thing you need to do is notify your employer of the injury.  It is unlawful for your employer to retaliate against you in anticipation of a workers' compensation claim, and notification to your employer is necessary before filing a claim with the Department of Workers' Claims (KY) or the Bureau of Workers' Compensation (OH).  

Once you have notified your employer of your injury, it is likely advisable to seek medical attention.  Should a workers' compensation claim be filed, medical testimony will be necessary to establish the nature and extent of your injury as well as your percentage of impairment. It will also be valuable for your doctor to opine whether you are cleared to return to work, and if so, whether your return should be at light duty.  

The remedy you can receive from a workers' compensation claim will depend on the severity and permanency of your injury, the type of work that you were performing, what alternative work options may exist for you, and whether and when you can return to work.  There are statutes in place that will determine the calculation of monetary benefits to which you are entitled, and it is important that you consult with an attorney before you sign any settlement agreements, medical waivers, releases, etc.

The attorneys at O'Hara, Taylor, Sloan & Cassidy are here to serve you.  Contact us today, and let us help you protect your rights.   

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