Top 10 List of Work Comp Audit Errors

Home Page

Who We Are

Who We Help

Are You Overcharged for Workers Compensation?

How We Fix Work Comp Errors

How Are We Paid

How To Get Started

What We Need From You

Refer A Client

About Our Owner

FAQ

Contact Information

Prepare for a Work Comp Audit

How to Dispute a Work Comp Audit

Forms

Work Comp Glossary

Workers Compensation Resources


Kentucky Workers Compensation - Employee Benefits

Workers compensation employee benefit information for the State of Kentucky

Kentucky Workers Compensation Medical Benefits -

  • An injured Kentucky worker is entitled to all medical treatment that may be needed to cure or relieve the effects of the injury without regards of cost or limitation of time.

Who Chooses the Physician for Injured Workers in Kentucky-

  • The injured employee generally has the right to choose the treating physician without interference from the employer.

Kentucky Workers Compensation Disability Benefits -

  • Temporary Total Disability (TTD) Benefits:
    • Compensation is 66 2/3 percent of the injured workers wage.
    • Minimum weekly payment is 20% of the state average weekly wage or $138.86.
    • Maximum weekly payment is 100% of the state average weekly wage or $694.30.
    • Maximum number of payments is no limit.
    • Benefits terminate when injured worker qualifies for Social Security benefits.
    • Note:
      • Temporary total disability (TTD) benefits are paid to the employee who is recovering from an injury or disease and is unable to return to work. Once the disabled worker has been unable to work for more than seven (7) days, he/she is entitled to TTD benefits for each day thereafter. If the disability exceeds two (2) weeks of lost time from work, the employee is then entitled to payment of benefits for the first seven (7) days.

  • Permanent Total Disability (PTD) Benefits:
    • Compensation is 66 2/3 percent of the injured workers wage.
    • Minimum weekly payment is 20% of the state average weekly wage or $138.86.
    • Maximum weekly payment is 100% of the state average weekly wage or $694.30.
    • Maximum number of payments is no limit.
    • Benefits terminate when injured worker qualifies for Social Security benefits.

  • Permanent Partial Disability (PPD) Benefits:
    • Compensation is 66 2/3 percent of the injured workers wage.
    • There is no minimum benefit for partial disability.
    • Maximum weekly payment is 75% of the state average weekly wage or $520.73.
    • Benefits terminate when injured worker qualifies for Social Security Benefits.
    • Non-scheduled injuries are limited to a maximum of 425 weeks payments and a maximum payable of $221,310.


Kentucky Workers Death/Dependency Benefits -

  • If an employee’s death occurs within four years of a work-related injury and is related to the injury, a lump sum payment is paid to the employee’s estate. In 2000, this payment amount was raised to $50,000 for injuries occurring on or after July 14, 2000. The lump sum death benefit payment amount is adjusted annually and is determined by the date of injury, not the date of death.


Kentucky Workers Compensation Attorney Fees -

  • Attorney fees for injured workers are on a contingency fee basis, which means that the injured worker must reach an agreement of payment or receive an award before fees are payable to the attorney. For the first $25,000 of the award, an attorney can charge up to 20%; for the next $10,000 of the award, the charge can be 15% and 5% can be charged for the remainder of the award. The total fee may not exceed $12,000.

More specific workers compensation employee benefit information for this state can be found by following the link below. It will take you directly to the state web page containing employee's workers compensation rights and benefits:

http://www.labor.ky.gov/workersclaims/



Important Notice Please Read: All information on this page is provided only as a reference. While we strive to mantain accurate information on this site please realize workers compensation laws are complicated and subject to change at any time. If you need help with a workers compensation problem or have a specific situation or question please contact our office. Otherwise please consult your states governing authority or an attorney in your state of residency for assistance.


Contact Us:
WORKERS COMPENSATION CONSULTANT
Voice: (931) 292-2633
Fax: (573) 447-4998
email: rks@workcompconsultant.com


Disclaimer - Privacy

Copyright © 2009 Workers Comp Consultants, Inc. All rights reserved.