Do Kentucky employers have to offer workers’ compensation to an injured employee?
Kentucky has a set of statues, referred to as the Kentucky Workers’ Compensation law, that mandates employers to provide lost wages, medical treatment and other benefits for on the job injuries. To learn more about the law and the statutes that relate specifically to workers’ compensation, read the Kentucky Revised Statutes in Chapter 342.
Kentucky law requires companies to pay a worker for medical treatments as a result of an injury sustained at work. Injured workers may also get lost wage benefits while recovering and being unable to work. Workers’ compensation also covers lifetime medical treatment, permanent disability benefits and vocational rehabilitation. There are no co-payments or deductibles paid by the injured workers.
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- Does my employer have workers’ compensation? Does every company have to have it?
- How do I get on-the-job after my accident?
- I am going to be off work for at least two months. How much workers’ compensation will I get?
- I had a minor accident at work. Do I have to report it to my employer?
- Is there any segment of the working population that is not covered by the Kentucky workers’ compensation law?
- What happens if an employer does not offer workers’ compensation?
- What happens if the workers’ compensation carrier is inconsistent and does not pay my benefits on time?
- What injuries are covered by the Kentucky workers’ compensation law?
- What medical costs does workers’ compensation cover?
- Who is covered by Kentucky’s workers’ compensation?
Marty fought for me when the insurance company denied my claim. We sued and got the insurance limits.