Practice Areas

Work Accidents

Many injured workers don't know about the full range of their rights after an injury on the job. People usually have some idea of their right to benefits under Kentucky workers' compensation law, but they often do not realize that they may also have a right to personal injury damages from a negligent defendant unrelated to the employer.

Some examples of the kinds of cases that often support a right to compensation under both systems:

  • Manufacturing or assembly accidents, especially those caused by defective machinery or equipment
  • Highway accidents suffered by truck drivers or other commercial vehicle operators
  • Accidents at loading docks, warehouses or freight yards
  • Accidents suffered by health care workers at hospitals, nursing homes or private in-home assignments
  • Employee injuries in stores, restaurants or hotels
  • Construction or installation worker accidents
  • Injuries on delivery or maintenance routes

As a general rule, a non-employer third party's negligence can support a personal injury lawsuit over and above an injured employee's right to workers' compensation benefits. The advice of a knowledgeable attorney can help you understand the full extent of your rights after a job-related injury. Our firm has developed substantial experience in the practice of law relating directly to workplace injury, experience that we can put to use for you.

With workplace accident litigation experience going back to the 1960s, our law firm knows what to look for to determine your rights in a lawsuit for damages or a claim for benefits. Our attorneys can review and investigate your case, then explain your legal options and answer your questions about the different procedures of personal injury litigation and the workers' comp system. Whenever possible, we will pursue both kinds of claims on your behalf.

In most situations, when you have been injured on the job, we will be able to assist you in expeditiously obtaining all benefits to which you are legally entitled. For a free consultation about your options in the aftermath of an accident at work, contact us today.

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