Have you received a denied workers compensation claim in Kentucky or Indiana? Don’t worry, we have helped countless injured workers through this challenge and will work to help you. There is a process you must follow to ensure that you are eligible to receive maximum workers’ compensation benefits. You must notify your employer when you are injured at work. If you are diagnosed with an occupational disease or a condition that is related to employment (such as a repetitive motion diagnosis) you must report your claim as soon as you become aware of the diagnosis.
Your workers’ compensation claim must be formally filed in within 2 years of the date of your original injury or you will lose part or all of the benefits to which you are entitled.
The attorneys at the Jennings Law Offices have decades of experience serving Kentucky and southern Indiana injured workers and managing their workers compensation claims. We help to make it easy to organize the information required and file your claim while ensuring that your information is accurate and completely conforms to the filing requirements. Initial consultations with the Jennings Law Offices are free either by telephone or office appointment.
Our Founder, Ched Jennings, served as a Commissioner for the Kentucky Department of Workers’ Claims. Ched has extensive experience and with the claims process for workers compensation. He has relationships with and represents several unions and their workers in these cases and is extremely valuable to your case. We work to ensure you receive the temporary or permanent workers compensation benefits you are entitled to under Kentucky law while providing the support and resources you need and deserve.
There are several forms required for a completed Kentucky workers’ compensation claim:
Form 101 – work injury claims
Form 102 – occupational disease claims
Form 103 – hearing loss related claims
In addition, you should receive the following paperwork:
Form 104 – employment history
Form 105 – medical history
Form 106 – medical waiver and consent
Form 115 – Social Security release
Our office can help you to obtain and complete all of these forms, and they are also available from the Kentucky Department of Workers’ Claims. In addition, we will work with you and your medical professional(s) to develop a detailed medical justification that ties your injuries and required treatments to the work injury itself, as well as a comprehensive report documenting your resulting medical issues. We will also need to provide documentation of your wages at the time you were injured at work and other factors that will support a successful claim.
If and when your workers’ compensation claim is denied by the insurance company, contact us immediately.
There are several reasons why your claim may be denied:
The insurance carrier may assert that you did not submit your claim on time. Our attorneys can help to document important dates and seek the testimony of medical professionals and co-workers to help appeal a timely submission denial.
Your employer may dispute your claim alleging that your behavior directly caused or significantly contributed to your injury at work. This would include horseplay, intoxication or self-inflicted injuries. If these assertions by your employer are untrue, the Jennings Law Offices will support your claim by gathering witness statements, video footage and other documentation or evidence that helps to prove you were responsibly working at the time of your injury.
Your employer or the insurance carrier assert the injury happened outside of work or at home. It is possible for our experienced workers compensation lawyers to prove you never sought treatment prior to the injury at work, or that the work injury resulted in a “harmful change” to a pre-existing condition.
If you have been denied a valid workers’ compensation claim or received a claim denial letter from the Kentucky Department of Workers’ Claims or your employer’s workers’ compensation insurance carrier, contact our office immediately. There are strict time limits for you to successfully appeal the denied workers compensation claim and our team must work quickly and aggressively to protect your interests.
Have you received a denied workers compensation claim in the mail? We can help you to appeal this decision and work with you to ensure your forms are properly documented and completed. We will work to obtain the maximum workers compensation benefits you are entitled to. Ched Jennings was a Commissioner for the Kentucky Department of Workers’ Claims. We will put our decades of experience to work to successfully appeal your case. We invite you to review the recommendations of our clients and contact the Jennings Law Offices or call (502) 583-3882 for a free consultation and case evaluation.