Ched Jennings has over 47 years of experience fighting for the injured workers of Kentucky including the filing of claims for work related injuries, workers compensation benefits, fighting denied work injury claims, and managing temporary or permanent disability resulting from a vast number of work-related injuries.
Ched chose to pursue a career in law after completing undergraduate studies and earned his law degree from the University of Louisville Brandeis School of Law in 1975 and was honored as Distinguished Law Alumnus in 2000. Ched passed the bar exam and was admitted to legal practice in 1976, and has been in practice for almost 50 years. Mr. Jennings began his career in 1976 by serving as legal counsel to the Workers’ Compensation Board and began his private practice in 1979. Ched Jennings served on the Governor’s Workers’ Compensation Task Force in 1986-87 and credited with designing the current full-time Board and Administrative Law system.
Ched Jennings further served as Commissioner of the Department of Workers’ Claims in 2000-2001 and recently served on the 2016 Workers Compensation Task Force and has appeared many times over the years before the Legislature as a spokesperson for injured and disabled workers. His legal practice has primarily focused upon litigating workers’ compensation. In addition, Ched represents clients with Social Security Disability and Personal Injury issues.
Ched Jennings is also the founder and president of CompEd, Inc., a Kentucky non-profit corporation, which has conducted annual educational seminars on workers’ compensation since 1990. Ched is also the founder and officer of the Kentucky Worker’s Association, a Kentucky non-profit corporation, dedicated to representing the injured and disabled in Kentucky. Ched is the founder of Jennings Law Offices and has appeared often as a speaker at seminars and Unions concerning workers compensation in Kentucky.
Ched hosts the Kentucky Workers Compensation Podcast which discusses a broad range of issues associated with Kentucky workers’ compensation including, but not limited to, claiming benefits, filing a claim, questions regarding the use of the company doctor versus your own physician, and is a leading voice, advocate and defender of injured Kentucky workers and union representatives. Ched has spent his entire 47 year career fighting for and protecting the rights of injured Kentucky workers from his law office in Louisville to our state agencies and Courts in Frankfort.
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