Workers' compensation is a special legal system set up to help employees quickly receive compensation for injuries they suffer in the course of their duties. When a work-related injury occurs, employees can fill out paperwork and receive payment of their lost wages, medical bills, and compensation for any long-term damages resulting from the injury.
If you have been injured, you should let your employer know as soon as possible. You should be presented with the required paperwork. If that happens, you are unlikely to have any problems.
If an employer refuses to submit the workers' compensation paperwork, you may have to take action to get your benefits. Additionally, if the employer contests the extent of your injury, claims your injury did not arise from your work duties, or claims you are not entitled to compensation for the likely duration of your injury, you may also need to pursue legal action.
Attorney Wes Sullenger can help you get the benefits you deserve. Call us at (270) 443-9401 to schedule a consultation and to discuss what we can do to help you.