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Know Your Rights And Full Legal Options After A Workplace Injury

Like most other states, Kentucky has a workers’ compensation system that allows those injured on the job to have their medical expenses paid and to seek wage replacement and other benefits while they’re unable to work. These are important benefits, but they may not be enough to cover all your expenses related to a workplace accident.

If you were injured at work, Kentucky law generally prohibits you from suing your employer for your injuries. Depending on the circumstances of your work accident, though, you may be able to pursue a specific type of personal injury claim with the help of a skilled attorney.

In Somerset and the surrounding areas, you can find the help you need by contacting The Law Office of Rhonda Hatfield-Jeffers, PLLC. I bring more than 20 years of experience to each case, and I have helped injury victims recover millions of dollars in compensation. My name is Rhonda Hatfield-Jeffers, and I would be happy to discuss your legal options with you during a free consultation.

Examples Of Third-Party Liability Scenarios

You might have an actionable personal injury claim if your work accident and injuries were caused by someone other than your employer or a co-worker employed by the same employer. Below are some common examples of work injuries that may be eligible for a third-party claim.

A Work-Related Car Accident

If you drive a commercial vehicle or are otherwise injured in a car wreck while “on the clock,” your accident is considered work-related and you may be eligible for workers’ compensation benefits. However, if the crash was caused by another driver’s negligence who is not a co-worker or your employer, then you could also potentially sue that driver for damages.

A Dog Bite Or Animal Attack

Mail carriers and certain other professionals do work that brings them onto private residential properties. If you were attacked by someone’s dog while on the job, you could pursue a dog bite or premises liability claim in addition to workers’ compensation benefits.

A Dangerous And Defective Tool

Construction continues to be one of the most dangerous industries in the United States. In addition to the countless other hazards that workers encounter, they use power tools that may have design or manufacturing issues. If you were hurt on the job because a power tool manufacturer made a dangerous and defective product, you can contact my firm to discuss your legal options.

Injuries Caused By Agents Of Other Employers

There are many workplaces where you might interact with an employee from another company. Construction sites often have numerous contractors and subcontractors working in the same space, for instance. In office buildings, certain duties like maintenance are handled by third-party companies. If you were hurt due to the negligent actions of someone who works in proximity to you but is employed by a different company, you may have an actionable third-party liability claim.

Trust Your Case To An Experienced And Effective Fighter

I am ready to fight for good people and just causes. But being aggressive is not a winning strategy on its own, which is why I also utilize more than two decades of legal experience, an in-depth knowledge of the law and a track record of success both inside and outside the courtroom. Insurers are often willing to settle favorably because they know me and my reputation. If they will not settle, however, I am more than ready to take your case to trial.

Discuss Your Work Related and Personal Injury Options for Free

If you have been hurt on the job, then I urge you to contact The Law Office of Rhonda Hatfield Jeffers and discuss your case with me during a free initial consultation. I can help you understand your options and if you have an actionable third-party liability claim.

To get started, call my Somerset office at 606-404-4529 or reach out online. I serve clients in Pulaski County and the surrounding areas in Kentucky.