workers' compensation claim is denied

Workers’ Compensation Claim Is Denied?

Episode 32:  Jeff Roberts is a Calloway County workers’ compensation attorney.  In this episode, he explains what happens if your Kentucky workers’ compensation claim is denied.  If you’ve been injured at work, these benefits may be extremely important to you and your family.  The game isn’t over and Jeff explains why. According to Jeff, this happens more frequently than people would think.  There are many reasons why the insurance carrier may try to deny the claim.  Jeff goes on to discuss some of the more common reasons they will try …

Workers' Compensation Attorney Jeff Roberts discusses cumulative trauma injuries

Cumulative Trauma Injuries

Episode 31:  Murray Kentucky personal injury attorney Jeff Roberts discusses cumulative trauma injuries, also called repetitive use injuries.  It’s a common issue in workers’ compensation claims, especially for people who work on assembly lines and in light manufacturing. Some people just assume the aches and pains they feel are from normal wear and tear.  However, if you use the same repetitive motions to perform your job duties, there’s a chance you may have a cumulative trauma injury.  Shoulders can wear down if you have to constantly lift items over your …

pre-existing condition

What if I Have a Pre-Existing Condition?

Episode 30:  In today’s episode, Calloway County injury attorney Jeff Roberts discusses the topic of pre-existing conditions and how they could affect your workers’ compensation and/or injury claim.  He’ll provide answers to a very common question, “What if I Have a Pre-Existing Condition?” Pre-Existing Conditions Are Handled Differently Jeff’s law firm focuses on both workers’ compensation and personal injury cases, including car wrecks, slip and fall, motorcycle cases and more.  Pre-existing conditions are handled differently, depending upon whether you are filing a workers’ comp claim or a personal injury claim. …

KY Workers' Comp for First Responders

KY Workers’ Comp for First Responders

Episode 29:  In today’s episode, attorney Jeff Roberts discusses Kentucky workers’ comp for first responders.  We often think of factory workers, construction workers and other occupations, but first responders are also covered by workers comp.  Let’s join Jeff for today’s discussion. There are very few types of jobs in Kentucky that are exempt from workers’ compensation.  Even though first responders have inherently dangerous jobs, they deserve the same protection provided by workers’ comp benefits. Police officers and other law enforcement personnel are on the front lines every day.  Their risks …

Rights of a passenger in a car wreck

Your Rights as a Passenger in a Car Wreck

Episode 28:  In today’s episode, Calloway County Kentucky attorney Jeff Roberts discusses the rights of a passenger in a car wreck.  How does he/she get injuries covered and medical bills paid?  Kentucky No-Fault Coverage Applies to Passengers In Episode 3, Jeff explained that Kentucky offers no-fault coverage for the driver and passengers of any insured vehicle.  It’s also referred to as Personal Injury Protection (“PIP”) coverage.  This generally provides the first $10,000 to cover medical bills and lost wages for each person.   What Happens if the Driver is Uninsured? The …

premises liability

Kentucky Premises Liability Claims

Episode 27:  In today’s episode, Jeff Roberts will discuss premises liability.  As a personal injury attorney in Calloway County, he’s handled many of these cases over the years.  In basic terms, premises liability claims can arise when someone is hurt on another person’s or business’ property. What Are Common Causes of Premises Liability Injuries? You may be familiar with an item falling from an overhead shelf and hitting someone in an aisle, for instance at Lowe’s or Home Depot.  This could also include a customer slipping on a wet or …

Injuries resulting in Amputations

Handling Accidents Involving Amputations

Episode 26:  In today’s episode, personal injury attorney Jeff Roberts discusses injuries resulting in a loss of use or an amputation.  This is a difficult topic, but he has over 28 years of experience representing clients who have suffered these due to workplace injuries, trucking collisions, car wrecks and motorcycle accidents. Workplace Injury Resulting in Amputations Factories are full of heavy equipment that can pose a danger to factory workers.  Crush injuries can occur when people are moving that equipment.  Crews working on cranes or other equipment are certainly at …

5 tips for selecting an injury attorney

5 Tips for Selecting an Injury Attorney

Episode 25:  In today’s episode, Calloway County Attorney Jeff Roberts discusses 5 tips for selecting an injury attorney.  These are issues and factors you should think about if you have to hire an attorney to handle your case.  These 5 criteria can be used in selecting an attorney for many other types of legal matters, as well. Once someone graduates from law school and passes the Bar Exam, he/she can practice virtually any type of law.  However, attorneys tend to focus more in specific practice areas, rather than dabbling in …

Injured in an out of state car wreck

Out of State Car Wreck

Episode 24:  Kentucky personal injury attorney Jeff Roberts discusses what happens if you’re in an out of state car wreck while on vacation.  Jeff has been handling injury cases for over 28 years.  He’s helped Kentucky residents who’ve been injured while traveling out of state, as well as those injured in Kentucky who may live in a different state. Am I Still Covered by My Insurance? The short answer is yes.  Kentucky is a mandatory insurance state, so if you live in KY, you have to have insurance on the …

Avoid Workers' Comp Mistakes

Avoid Workers’ Comp Mistakes

Episode 23:  Kentucky workers’ compensation attorney Jeff Roberts offers advice on how to avoid workers’ comp mistakes that can impact your injury claim.  Often people try to help their cases, but actually end up hurting it or creating unnecessary challenges for your attorney. Failing to Report Your Injury This is a threshold defense for the company to deny your Kentucky workers’ compensation claim.  It must be overcome before the injured worker can receive any benefits.  If the defense can successfully prove you failed to report your injury to a supervisor …