May 2010 Archives

How Is Permanent Partial Disability (PPD) Determined

PPD is determined by your treating doctor providing an impairment rating to your whole body based on the American Medical Association’s Fifth Edition.  The best way to describe this process is to imagine your body as a pie with 100 pieces.  Your doctor may determine you have an impairment of 10% to your whole body, or 10 pieces of the pie are gone.If you are having problems with a Permanent Partial Disability or impairment rating or desire to know how to determine if you have an impairment rating, please call me in Northern Kentucky at 859-781-9100 for a free consultation either by phone or in person.

My Employer/Insurance Carrier Will Not Pay for My Medical Bills

An attorney or your doctor can file a medical fee dispute to obtain necessary treatment.If you are having problems getting medical bills covered and paid after a Workers Compensation Claim, please call my office at 859-781-9100.  I will be more than happy to provide a free consultation over the phone or in person.

How Is Permanent Partial Disability (PPD) Determined

PPD is determined by your treating doctor providing an impairment rating to your whole body based on the American Medical Association's Fifth Edition.  The best way to describe this process is to imagine your body as a pie with 100 pieces.  Your doctor may determine you have an impairment of 10% to your whole body, or 10 pieces of the pie are gone.

How Difficult Will It Be To File Chapter 7 Under The New Bankruptcy Laws?

There has been much doom and gloom written about the bankruptcy means test under the new laws and how much more difficult it's going to be to file Chapter 7.It's true that there are more hoops to jump through under the new laws, and it's true that the bankruptcy test will result in some people having to file chapter 13 instead of Chapter 7.However, for the vast majority of filers, Chapter 7 is still available with very little extra effort!If you are considering Bankruptcy and have questions about whether Chapter 7 or Chapter 13 Bankruptcy is the way to go, give my office a call at  859.824.3361 for a free phone consultation.

Do I Have To Go to Court?

You do not have to go to court for a Kentucky Workers Comp claim.  Workers Compensation Claims are handled in an administrative proceeding, by appointed Administrative Law Judges, who decide your case.Either party may appeal ultimately to the Kentucky Court of Appeals.If you reside anywhere in the Northern Kentucky area and need assistance with a Workers Comp claim, call my office at 859-781-9100 for a free consultation.

Do I Have To Go to Court?

You do not have to go to court for a Kentucky Workers Comp claim. Workers Compensation Claims are handled in an administrative proceeding, by appointed Administrative Law Judges, who decide your case.

How Do I Pay for an Attorney That Handles My Kentucky Workers Comp Case?

In Kentucky, it's a simple process - Attorneys are only paid if they obtain results.Kentucky law provides that an attorney may charge a fee of 20% of the first $25,000 recovered, 15% of the next $10,000 and 5% thereafter, with a maximum fee of $12,000.So....if an attorney doesn't win your workers compensation case, you pay nothing.If you need help with a workers compensation claim in Northern Kentucky, call my office at 859-781-9100 for a free consultation.

My Spouse Was Killed In A Work Injury - Am I Or My Children Entitled To Benefits?

If your spouse was killed in a work related accident, you are entitled to benefits.The Kentucky Workers Compensation Act provides for benefits for a surviving spouse and children.If that is the case, it is obviously an emotional time for the family.  And I would like to help.If you have lost a spouse, call me and we can spend some time answering your questions and explaining exactly what your options are.I can be reached at 859-781-9100.

My Spouse Was Killed In A Work Injury - Am I Or My Children Entitled To Benefits?

If your spouse was killed in a work related accident, you are entitled to benefits. The Kentucky Workers Compensation Act provides for benefits for a surviving spouse and children. If that is the case, it is obviously an emotional time for the family. And I would like to help. If you have lost a spouse, call me and we can spend some time answering your questions and explaining exactly what your options are. I can be reached at 859.824.3361 or 859.781.9100.

How Long Do I Have To File My Workers Compensation Claim?

In Kentucky, you have two years from either the date of injury and/or the last day that Temporary Total Disability (TTD) payments were made.If you have been injured at work in the Northern Kentucky area and have questions about Workers Compensation, give my office a call at 859-781-9100.  I do not charge for consultations where I simply answer questions.

Another Person Caused My Work Injury - Can I Sue Them?

Yes, you can.  Third party claims can also arise.  You may have a Workers Compensation Claim, as well as a third party personal injury suit.To insure all possible claims are considered, it is necessary to talk to qualified attorney.Give me a call at 859-781-9100 to discuss your Northern Kentucky Workers Compensation Claim.  The call is free and there is no obligation.

I Was Injured Going To Work - Am I Covered?

You might be.  Kentucky recognizes a coming and going rule, which is extremely fact specific.It is imperative that you seek a free legal consultation regarding whether your injury is covered under the Kentucky Worker Compensation Act.If you've been injured while going to work or leaving work, give me a call at 859-781-9100 to see if you qualify under the KWC Act.

Do I Need An Attorney For My Workers Comp Claim?

Your Kentucky employer’s workers compensation carrier is working to limit any temporary total disability (TTD) payments, as well as payment for medical bills - and ultimately permanent partial disability compensation.Hiring an attorney will insure that you obtain the medical treatment and other benefits you are owed.  It's likely that if you do not have an attorney, the insurance carrier will seek to stop and/or reduce benefits.If you are having problems with workers comp issue in Northern Kentucky, or you are just beginning a claim and have questions, call me at 859-781-9100 to discuss your situation.  There is no cost or obligation for this call.

Who Pays My Medical Bills?

If you are injured on the job in Northern Kentucky, your employer’s workers compensation carrier pays all the medical bills associated with your work injury.There is no deductible or copay and you should never be stuck paying the bills.If you have suffered an injury while on the job in Kentucky and have questions about workers comp, call my office at 859-781-9100 to discuss your situation.  There is no cost for this call and you are not obligated to do anything.

Who Pays My Medical Bills?

If you are injured on the job in Northern Kentucky, your employer's workers compensation carrier pays all the medical bills associated with your work injury.

Do I Get Paid While I Am Off Work?

Yes, if you are injured on the job in Kentucky and your doctor places you off work, you are entitled to Temporary Total Disability (TTD) payments.The amount is 66 2/3 of your average weekly pay.If you need help with a workers compensation issue in the Northern Kentucky area, give my office a call at 859-781-9100.  The call is free and there is no obligation.

If My Employer’s Workers Compensation Carrier Wants To Interview Me, Should I Agree?

This is a tough question, there are many workers compensation insurance adjusters who just want to determine what in fact happened, but there are an equal number who are trying to avoid paying your claim.To be safe, it is best to consult with an attorney first.If you would like to discuss your Kentucky Workers Compensation issue, give my office a call at 859-781-9100.  There is no charge for discussing your situation and you are not obligated to work with me on any legal issue.
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