It 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?
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.
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:
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:
– Up to 66 2/3% of the injured workers wage, no minimum benefit
– 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.
– 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).
Some of the most common examples of a hand and finger injury at work include, but are not limited to:
Prompt 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:
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.
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.