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The best way to answer any questions that you might have is to contact me immediately. I will be happy to discuss the details of your case and outline a clear strategy to begin. These are a few common questions and answers to give you some clarity on the basics of a complex legal system.
If you have suffered a severe workplace injury, you should contact a skilled workers’ compensation attorney before filing your claim. It is recommended that you do this immediately after having received medical attention for your injury.
Under the workers’ compensation insurance system, you and your employer have a binding legal contract that shields your employer from litigation and also guarantees you compensation for medical bills and some portion of your lost wages following a disabling workplace injury. Unfortunately, it is common for claims examiners working for insurance companies to act in bad faith and reduce, delay, or deny legitimate claims unless they expect an aggressive workers’ compensation lawyer to hold them accountable for doing so. Especially if your injuries are of a serious nature and involve surgery, continuing care, or other expensive costs, a worker’s comp attorney can make sure that these economic concerns are addressed in a timely fashion by persuading insurance companies and employers to act in good faith and honor their contracts.
Frequently there are third parties including manufacturers of unsafe, malfunctioning, or defective equipment and negligent property owners who can be implicated in workplace injuries. Third party litigation allows you to collect additional compensation beyond that to which you are legally entitled under the Kentucky workers’ compensation system. This compensation may be used to address concerns (such as the cost of pain and suffering) not covered by the workers’ compensation insurance system.
Frequently there are third parties including manufacturers of unsafe, malfunctioning, or defective equipment and negligent property owners who can be implicated in workplace injuries. Third party litigation allows you to collect additional compensation beyond that to which you are legally entitled under the Kentucky workers’ compensation system. This compensation may be used to address concerns (such as the cost of pain and suffering) not covered by the workers’ compensation insurance system.

The earlier in the application process that you speak to a seasoned Social Security Disability attorney, the better. It’s best to get an SSDI lawyer involved as soon as you begin contemplating filing an application. During your initial consultation, we can advise you how likely you are to have your request for benefits approved and what you can do to increase your chances of doing so. If you have already submitted your application and are waiting to hear back, it is still a good idea to speak with us about what legal options you have in the event that your claim is denied.

The first step in appealing a denied SSDI application in Kentucky involves requesting a hearing with an administrative law judge. Contact us immediately after having received notice that an application was denied can make a world of difference. During your hearing, you will have an opportunity to meet with the administrative law judge face to face. By coaching you prior to this hearing and preparing you for what to expect, we can help ensure that your efforts bear fruit and that your denial is overturned. In fact, most of those individuals whose applications are denied for non-technical reasons are eventually successful at some phase of the appeals process if they have an experienced SSDI lawyer representing them.
Hiring an Social Security Disability lawyer doesn’t cost anything unless you are ultimately successful in having your application approved, and even then, under federal law, we are only entitled to a quarter of your past due benefits or $6000, whichever is less. This means you can get started on filing or appealing an SSDI application for nothing. Call us today to schedule a consultation.
For answers to all of your questions, simply call (651) 735-8657 or fill out the contact form provided here to speak with a knowledgeable Kentucky workers’ compensation attorney, personal injury advocate and Social Security Disability lawyer.