Were you injured on the job? Are you pressured from workers' compensation insurance adjusters or even from your employer to settle for less than what you are entitled? Need more time to recover? Insurance people pressuring your doctor? Adjuster saying its not covered or it's a preexisting injury? Caslin & Cecil can help you with your workers' compensation claim. Contact us today at 270-684-8400.
Q: How long will it take?
A: No two workers compensation claims are the same and there is not set time frame to determine how long a claim will last, there are many variables. It is dependent upon your medical healing time and necessary medical treatment.
Q: What are my odds of success?
A: Your odds become much higher when you hire us to be your advocate. However your odds are dismal if you are not also obtaining regular medical care., or are not completely honest with us or the Administrative Law Judge.
Q: How much will I receive?
A: This depends upon many factors. There are different forms of Kentucky wc income benefits: temporary total disability, permanent partial disability, and permanent total disability benefits. Kentucky Workers Compensation law includes the following variables:
* impairment rating (determined by a medical professional)
* a factor that depends upon the size of the impairment rating
* average wages before the injury occurred
* possible additions if you do not retain the ability to return to work and also have limited education or advanced age
* possible additions if your employer violated safety regulations and contributed to your injury.
Please contact Caslin & Cecil so that we can explain.
Q: How much will it cost?
A: Caslin & Cecil WC fees are contingent. If you do not get benefits then we are not paid. In addition our fees are limited by the statutes in Kentucky.
Q: What work will you do?
A: At Caslin & Cecil we:
Gather and review evidence
Obtain impairment rating from treating physicians
Arrange for evaluation by an independent evaluator
Contact adjuster to make sure treatment and lost wages are approved and paid for
Negotiate settlement so that you get what you are entitled under the law in Kentucky
Q: What work will you need me to do?
A: You will need to:
Attend all of your doctor appointments
Attend all therapy appointments
Be honest about your symptoms
Describe in detail all problems you are having to you doctor
Keep us up to date on your treatment
Give us any bills in a timely manor so that it may be submitted for reimbursement
Q: What is a deposition?
A: What do I do during one? What do you during it? A deposition is recorded session of questions and answers, where you answer under oath. Caslin & Cecil will prepare you for the types of questions that you will be asked. Caslin & Cecil attorney will be present to make sure that proper legal procedure is followed and to ask you questions as well. A court reporter will be there also be there making the official record for the session. Generally you will be asked questions about your self, work history, medical history, work injury and medical treatment. You will be expected to listen to all questions and answer carefully and truthfully.
Q: What is a hearing like?
A: This is similar to your deposition but the Administrative Law Judge will also be present and may ask additional questions about your work accident. There may also be an employer representative present that may testify.
Q: What questions will I be asked at the hearing?
A: Detailed medical history, including prescriptions, work history, descriptions of jobs presently working and past jobs, current medical treatment and past medical treatment, daily activities, limitations, how your injury affect you in all aspects work, home, extra activities, family.