Experienced Workers Compensation Lawyer Fighting for the Injured in Louisville and Jeffersonville
Employers have a responsibility to maintain a safe environment for their workers. Unfortunately, the reality is that accidents can and do happen, regardless of the workplace safety policies and protocols in place. And if you do get hurt on the job, you need a workplace injury attorney who cares and will fight for you.
At Karl Truman Law, we understand the workers compensation laws that are in place to protect you. Our team of experienced workplace injury lawyers are here to defend your rights, get you justice for your injuries, and ensure that you and your loved ones are taken care of financially. From construction accidents to maritime injuries to on-the-job car accidents, we have defended injured individuals in a wide variety of workplace injury scenarios, and are ready to use that experience to get you the compensation you deserve.
If you or a loved one have experienced a workplace injury due to your employer’s negligence, we are ready to help you get fair compensation. To schedule your free consultation, contact us today or call us at (502) 222-2222.
Do I Have a Workers Compensation Claim? Common Work Injury Claim Types
Regardless of the cause or severity of your work-related injury, we encourage you to call us as soon as possible if you were hurt on the job. We can determine if you have a claim and what your options are for pursuing maximum compensation.
Our lawyers represent workers in Kentucky and Indiana and can discuss your rights as an employee under the work injury laws in your state. Common workplace injury scenarios we handle include:
- Workers’ compensation claims: When you are injured on the job, you are owed workers compensation benefits. Employers are required to have workers compensation insurance in case of accidents (unless your employer is one of the few exempt from carrying workers compensation coverage). Workers comp benefits exist to pay your medical bills and replace a portion of your lost wages, regardless of fault.
- Construction accidents: The construction industry in our region employs a lot of people. These men and women go to work every day, building the homes, roads, buildings, bridges and other infrastructure we depend on. But construction is also one of the most hazardous job industries. Construction workers may be facing expensive treatment for catastrophic injuries. Furthermore, because construction sites tend to involve multiple third parties (site owner, contractors and subcontractors, manufacturers, etc.), injured workers may have a legitimate personal injury case against negligent parties other than their direct employer, in addition to their workers’ compensation benefits.
- Maritime injuries under the Jones Act: Injured maritime workers who spend at least 30 percent of their workday on a water vessel may be eligible for compensation under the Jones Act. Our attorneys know how this law applies to injury victims and can help you pursue adequate payment for your injuries.
- Longshore and Harbor Workers Compensation Act: This legislation generally covers workers who labor in maritime occupations, but not necessarily on the water. Men and women who work in ship building, repairs, loading, and other fields are typically covered for work injuries under this law.
- Negligence: In some situations, it makes the most sense to pursue compensation from the at-fault party. While workers comp releases your employer from liability, it’s possible that a third party’s carelessness is the root cause of your work injury, such as the manufacturer of defective safety equipment you use on the job.
Don’t try to figure out where your situation falls on your own. You have nothing to lose by calling our lawyers. We believe in giving people the clear answers they need so that they can make informed decisions. And your claim evaluation is completely free.
Protecting Injured Worker’s Rights to Workers Compensation Benefits
The job site can be a dangerous place for workers when the proper safety precautions aren’t in place. Workplace injuries can lead to serious pain and suffering for victims and their loved ones. Even the smallest error, in the wrong situation, may impact a victim for the rest of their lives.
Although there is no one way to be injured while at work, some of the most common causes of workplace injuries are:
- Slip and fall accidents
- Falls from a height to lower levels
- Being struck by an object or equipment
- Repetitive motion or strain
- Motor vehicle accidents
These common causes of workplace injuries are known to cause devastation for injured workers. At Karl Truman Law, we work hard to hold your employer’s insurance company responsible for your recovery, as well as any medical expenses, medical treatment, and lost wages you may have as a result of your injury.
Injuries from a workplace accident can vary from mild to life-changing depending on the scenario, and it’s your employer’s responsibility to protect you from such dangers. Some common injuries from workplace accidents include:
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Broken bones
- Hearing loss or damage
- Respiratory damage
- Muscle strains
- Repetitive strain injuries, including carpal tunnel syndrome
If you or a loved one have suffered any of these injuries, or any other work-related injuries, call the experienced workplace injury lawyers at Karl Truman Law Office. We will fight for your rights and keep the insurance company accountable for your financial compensation.
What Our Workplace Injury Clients Say About Us
When it comes to reputation, we let our clients do the talking for us. They know firsthand the impact an experienced workplace injury attorney can have on a workers’ compensation or personal injury claim. Our law firm fights hard for the rights of injured workers, and we are ready to do the same for you. If you or a loved one have incurred a work-related injury, call Karl Truman Law.
Avoid Common Workers’ Compensation Mistakes: The Accessible Guide
If you’ve been hurt on the job and want the best chance at securing all of the workers’ compensation benefits you’re entitled to—as quickly as possible, without unnecessary delays or denials—then be sure to request a free copy of our book today. In 10 Common Mistakes in Workers’ Compensation Claims for Indiana and Kentucky—and How to Avoid Making Them, Karl Truman provides a plain English overview of the workers’ compensation system and guides claimants through dealing with employers and the insurance companies. Get your free copy today!
Count on the Colonel—Contact Us Today
When you need legal representation you can trust, contact the Colonel. At Karl Truman Law, we know personal injury law and are ready to fight for your rights when you need us most. If you or a loved one need legal assistance after an injury, contact our team today or call us at (502) 222-2222 to schedule your free consultation with one of our experienced personal injury lawyers.