Understanding Your Workers' Compensation Benefits

Every job comes with its own set of risks and potential hazards. Whether you spend your days operating heavy machinery on a construction site, offloading barges along the Ohio River or work a desk job in an office building, if you are hurt on the job, you have options for securing compensation and benefits to aid in your recovery.

What Types Of Workers' Comp Benefits Are Available In Indiana And Kentucky?

As a Jeffersonville law office serving the Louisville metro, our attorneys and staff regularly assist injured workers employed in Kentucky, but residing in Indiana or vice versa. Jurisdictional differences can create certain obstacles for injured workers as they navigate the forms, paperwork and other processes associated with applying for workers' comp benefits.

When you secure our services, we can review the details of your case, determine jurisdictional issues that apply, and outline all possible options for securing compensation for lost wages, impairment or disability, reimbursement for prescriptions and other accident-related medical expenses. Some types of benefits and other factors that may apply to your case include:

  • TTD and PPD benefits: We will outline temporary total disability (TTD) and permanent partial disability (PPD) benefits as they pertain to your injuries and subsequent claim.
  • Medical attention: You employer will likely recommend a doctor. Depending on whether your claim pertains to Indiana or Kentucky, you will have differing options when seeking additional care.
  • Vocational rehabilitation: In some cases, you may be eligible for retraining in a new position if your injuries prohibit you from returning to your previous duties.
  • Average weekly wage: In most cases, your benefits will be based on your average weekly wage. However, we can help ensure you receive benefits that account for your overtime, fluctuations in salary and bonuses.
  • Workers' comp death benefits: If you lost your spouse to a workplace accident, you and your children may be entitled to benefits. We can outline options for securing a lump sum and provide you with options for ensuring you and your family are well-protected.
  • Deadlines: It's important to notify your employer promptly after an injury. Even if you think your injury is minor, report it to your employer to ensure it is documented. You don't want to wait and then miss your opportunity to apply for benefits.
  • Third-party lawsuits: If an outside or third party contributed to your workplace accident, we will help you pursue additional compensation through a third-party claim.

With more than 20 years of experience, we know the laws specific to each region and can help you secure full and fair benefits. We understand that you want to recover and get back to work, but it's important to remain patient, ensure you receive all necessary care and return when you are ready. For those whose injuries prohibit them from ever returning, we aggressively pursue just compensation to ensure you and your family have the financial resources you need moving forward.

After Suffering A Work Injury, Reach Out To Us And Learn Your Options

Contact us at Brizendine Law Office, LLC, by calling 812-258-9654 or by completing our online contact form. Our Kentuckiana lawyers work on a contingency basis, which means that you pay nothing unless we recover on your behalf. We understand that it may be difficult to travel. When you reach out to us, we will make any necessary accommodations to meet with you or speak with you over the phone.