While many government programs are falling behind the Jennings Law Offices can still help with your Kentucky workers comp claim during COVID-19 and beyond. The pain you may be experiencing while away from work may actually be due to a repetitive stress condition from the workplace.
We are working with new and existing clients through many forms of safe technology as well as voice and video communications.
Many Kentucky workers are surprised by new symptoms or pain which has gotten worse while they are away from work. The pain you may be experiencing may actually be due to a repetitive stress condition from the workplace. Repetitive stress conditions qualify for Kentucky workers compensation benefits.
In the midst of this crisis, we are often asked two questions:
How will COVID-19 affect my present Kentucky workers compensation claim?
What coverage is available to those who have been exposed to or diagnosed with COVID-19?
COVID-19 will not affect present Kentucky workers compensation claims. If you were injured while at work or have been diagnosed with a repetitive stress injury before or during the COVID-19 crisis you still have a valid Kentucky workers comp claim. The Jennings Law Office has decades of experience ensuring our workers receive full and fair compensation for injuries received while at work in Kentucky. During this crisis we are still working to prepare claims, document injuries, symptoms, impact and prognosis and ensure proper medical justification. We also fight for those who have been denied workers compensation benefits for any work-related injury or illness.
For those who have been exposed to COVID-19, face medical care and related expenses due to work related COVID-19 complications or who have been forced or are directed to self-quarantine at any point in the past few months the State of Kentucky is providing workers compensation benefits. Governor Beshear has signed an executive order which expands workers compensation benefits across the State of Kentucky due to COVID-19.
For example, if you have been exposed to COVID-19 at work and were directed by your doctor or the company’s physician to self-quarantine you may qualify for total disability payments.
It is also important to note the is a presumption of exposure and a valid Kentucky workers comp claim during COVID-19 for many classifications of workers, including but not limited to:
- First Responders
- Doctors, nurses and medical professionals providing care in a healthcare facility
- Grocery workers
- Post office employees and workers
- Workers in the Department for Community Based Services and other specific workers (i.e. rape crisis or domestic violence shelters, child advocates, etc.)
- Those who serve in the military, activated national guard and corrections officers
Justice is still available for Kentucky workers who have suffered injuries at work and those with occupational repetitive stress conditions. Ched Jennings is a former Commissioner of the Department of Workers’ Claims, recently served on the the Workers Compensation Task Force and has appeared many times over the years before the Legislature as a spokesperson for injured and disabled workers.
Learn how Ched and the experienced attorneys and staff of the Jennings Law Offices can support your workers compensation claim and ensure you receive the full and fair benefits you are entitled to. The Jennings Law Offices can still help with your Kentucky workers comp claim during COVID-19 and in the months and years to come. Get the important information you need and contact us or call 502-583-3882 for a free compensation. We are able to speak with you directly or through a video conference on many platforms. Stay safe, and protect your Kentucky workers compensation benefits.