Employer Doesn't have workers' comp insurance

My Employer Doesn’t Have Workers’ Comp Insurance

Episode 33: Kentucky workers’ compensation attorney Jeff Roberts discusses what happens when an employer doesn’t have workers’ compensation insurance policy or has allowed the policy to lapse.  This creates a serious issue for both the company, and more importantly workers who may become injured on the job.  Jeff explains how those workers can still pursue benefits. Common Excuses Employers Give for Not Carrying Workers’ Comp Insurance I didn’t have it or didn’t know I needed to carry workers’ compensation insurance. I had a policy but I let it lapse. You’re …

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 …

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 …

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 …

KY Construction Accidents

Episode 11:  Calloway County injury attorney Jeff Roberts discusses construction accidents and injuries during today’s podcast episode.  These often qualify for workers’ compensation and possibly social security disability and a sometimes a 3rd party personal injury claim.  He can handle all of it for his clients. Construction accidents happen to home builders, but also bridge builders, roadway and highway construction workers and other commercial contractors.  3rd Party Negligence Claim This situation occurs when a worker is injured by someone other than a co-worker.  For instance, if a driver on the …

Injuries as Businesses Reopen

Episode 8:  Murray, Kentucky personal injury attorney Jeff Roberts discusses workers’ compensation related to injuries as businesses reopen or startup. He’s has been working on workers’ compensation claims for years and earned a state-wide reputation. Because of his reputation, he is asked to speak at conferences to lawyers about worker compensation claims and how you should deal with these cases. It is exciting for new businesses to open up, especially if it is a big plant. This also means that there are new policies and training that will be taking …

Meet Attorney Jeff Roberts

Episode 1:  Calloway County injury attorney Jeff Roberts discusses his background and why he focuses on helping other people.  He handles personal injury cases, automobile accidents, workers’ compensation claims and social security disability claims.  His office is located in Murray, Kentucky. Jeff grew up in Mayfield and went to Murray State University.  He later earned his law degree from Southern Illinois University Law School, in Carbondale.  He returned to Murray to practice with Don Jones, in 1992.  He’s been practicing in the same building ever since.  He became a partner …

Injured at the Kentucky State Penitentiary in Eddyville

As a Kentucky workers’ compensation attorney, I received calls from employees of small businesses, construction companies, grocery store employees and big box stores such as Lowe’s or Home Depot.  There’s another group of employees that sometimes get overlooked.  These are the state employees.  I can and do help Department of Corrections employees who were injured at the Kentucky State Penitentiary in Eddyville Kentucky. The Eddyville correctional facility is a maximum (or “supermax”) security prison.  The “Castle on the Cumberland” houses some of the state’s most violent prisoners.  Prison guards, food …