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Hand and Finger Injury Workers’ Comp ClaimsIt may surprise you to learn that, according to information provided by The Kentucky Bureau of Labor Statistics and the US Department of Labor & Industry, hand and finger injuries represent between 12% to 14% of workers compensation-related injuries each year.  Construction workers, manufacturing facilities, machine operators, minors, farming and industrial engineering/maintenance laborers are at the highest risks for a workplace finger or hand injury.

What Happens When an employee or worker suffers a hand injury while at work?  How does Kentucky’s workers’ compensation system compensate those who are injured while on the job?  What is the process for filing a workers’ compensation claim here in Louisville and across Kentucky?

Hand and Finger Injury If you have any questions about the process of how to file a workers’ compensation claim, whether or not you have a claim, which doctor(s) you need to see, how your medical bills will be paid, workers’ compensation benefits and settlement amounts, or any other issue or question you might have about your Kentucky workers’ compensation case, we invite you to contact the Jennings Law Offices or call to schedule a free consultation with one of the most experienced and proven Kentucky workers’ comp attorneys today by calling (502) 583-3883.

Ched Jennings formerly served as a Commissioner for the Kentucky Department of Workers’ Claims and brings more than four decades of experience with helping Kentucky workers and union members to receive the benefits they deserve when they are injured on the job.

Workers’ Compensation Benefits Injuries to Your Hand or Fingers

Almost all injuries while at work are covered under Kentucky Workers Compensation, including hand and finger injury resulting from machine or workplace-related accidents.  The benefits available to injured workers in Kentucky include but are not limited to:

are eligible for workers’ compensation benefits in a variety of forms, including:

  • Compensation for any related medical treatment or expenses
    Compensation for wages lost as a result of your injury (weekly installments or in a lump-sum settlement)
  • Permanent Total Disability (PTD) for the loss of a limb or amputation

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Three Types of Workers Compensation Disability Benefits in Kentucky

There are three types of workers compensation disability benefits in Kentucky for those who have suffered hand and finger injury or any other type of work-related injury or disability:

Hand and Finger Injury Workers CompensationPermanent Partial Disability (PPD) 

– Up to 66 2/3% of the injured workers wage, no minimum benefit

Temporary Total Disability (TTD)

– up to 66 2/3% of the injured workers wage, to paid to a worker who is recovering from an injury or work-related disease while they are unable to return to work.

Permanent Total Disability (PTD)

– up to 66 2/3% of injured workers wage, no maximum number of payments

While there are several factors which go into the determination of what type of compensation the victim of a hand and finger injury at work may receive, Kentucky Workers’ compensation benefits are generally determined by the severity of the injury itself, the amount and the time of missed work relating from the associated injury and/or any permanent limitations or loss of use) (or partial or permanent disability resulting from the injury itself).

What Are Some Examples of a Common Hand or Finger Injury at Work?

Some of the most common examples of a hand and finger injury at work include, but are not limited to:

  • Hand and Finger Injury at WorkLacerations and Cuts
  • Punctures
  • Repetitive Trauma Injuries such as Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, DeQuervains Syndrome, Trigger Finger, Triangular Fibrocartilage Complex Tear (TFCC)
  • Fractures
  • Burns
  • Sprains and Strains
  • Crush-Related Injury
  • Nerve injury
  • Amputation [Loss of Hand or Finger(s)]

Should I File a Workers’ Comp Claim for a Hand or Finger Injury at Work?

Injured at Work Hand and Finger InjuryPrompt treatment of your hand and finger injury and your health should always come first.  However, you should also immediately contact the Jennings Law Offices or call today to speak with one of our attorneys for a comprehensive, private and free consultation at (502) 583-3882.

It is important for you to understand the process of how to seek treatment, and ensure prompt and full compensation for your medical expenses and workers’ compensation benefits.  Prompt treatment and your health should always come first.

Immediately following a hand injury in the workplace, you should:

1.   Seek medical care; be sure to tell any physician or medical professional who treats you that you were injured on the job.  Your doctor may have questions about conditions at work and how things happened.  Ask the treating physician for a note to excuse you from work for an appropriate period of time if applicable.

2.   Contact the Jennings Law Offices for a substantive, confidential and free consultation with an experienced, proven Kentucky Workers’ Compensation Attorney at (502) 583-3882.

3.   Report the injury to your employer as soon as possible, preferably within a week.

4.  You have the right to select your own doctor and make an appointment for treatment

5.  You must file claim in Frankfort within 2 years to protect your rights – we can and will help you.

6.   Maintain copies of all emails, notes, texts, communications (such as voicemails), billings, medical documentation and all other documents associated with your hand or finger injuries.

Former Commissioner of the Kentucky Department of Workers’ Claims

The Kentucky workers compensation attorneys at the Jennings Law Offices have decades of experience in successful workers compensation claims.  Our Founder, Ched Jennings, formerly served as a Commissioner for the Kentucky Department of Workers’ Claims and has relationships with labor unions that will be an asset to your case.  We work to ensure you receive the benefits you are entitled to under Kentucky workers compensation law while providing the support and resources you need and deserve.

Contact an Experienced Kentucky Workers Compensation Attorney

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.

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