Getting Answers After Your Workplace Accident
A workplace injury can create more questions than answers for the accident victim. At Hamilton Injury Law Group PLLC, we want to help you get the information you need before you make any major decisions regarding workers’ compensation or accepting a settlement. To help guide you to the best possible outcome in your compensation claim, here are some answers you may need:
Does it make a difference how the accident happened?
Unlike nonwork-related personal injuries, liability is rarely a factor in workers’ compensation claims. In addition to receiving workers’ compensation, it may be possible that a third party also is liable for your injuries, which could create an opportunity for a third-party compensation claim.
What happens if my workers’ compensation claim is denied?
If your compensation claim ends in denial, you may be able to file an appeal. We can help you explore the chances of appealing the denial and build a stronger claim if there are grounds for an appeal. If appealing the denial is not possible, we can also help look into other methods of compensation, like third-party claims.
Does it matter if the injury happened in Kentucky or Indiana?
We have offices in Henderson, Kentucky, and Evansville, Indiana, and we are well versed in each state’s laws. We can help navigate you and your claim through any difficulties that may arise because of laws in either Kentucky or Indiana.
How long do I have to file a claim?
In both Indiana and Kentucky, the statute of limitations on a workers’ compensation claim is two years, but you need to be sure to report your injury to your employer as soon as possible following the injury. While you may have up to two years to file your claim, you may not be able to wait that long for your compensation, so be sure to act as soon as possible to pursue your fair settlement.
If you are ready to meet with us to get more information about your claim or begin seeking the compensation you deserve, contact us today. Contact us by calling 270-458-3126 in Kentucky, 812-286-3623 in Indiana, or email us to schedule your free initial consultation today.