I have been in private law practice since 2001, having handled a wide array of civil and criminal matters. My practice is now focused on representing injured accident victims and injured workers to recover for their losses. I have extensive experience, both in settlement and in litigation.
- Personal Injury
- Workers' Compensation
- Insurance Claims
I am always happy to discuss a possible new matter or claim. I handle personal injury and workers' compensation cases on a contingency fee basis. Therefore, if I do not make a recovery on your behalf, you do not owe me a fee.
No fee is owed unless we make a recovery on your behalf.
- Salmon P. Chase College of Law, Northern Kentucky University
- J.D. (2001) | Law
- Kentucky State Bar
- Kentucky Justice Association
- Q. Insurance Company stopped paying worker comp benefits without notice.
- A: Yes, the insurance company can stop paying TTD when you are found at MMI. But, the determination of MMI can be contested if your doctor believes you are not at MMI. If and when you are at MMI, however, you then become entitled to compensation for either permanent partial or permanent total disability benefits. You also need to nail down your rights to vocational training, future medicals, and the right to re-open at the same time. Now is the time to seek those benefits, and I strongly suggest you seek legal counsel for that. You have 2 years from the date of the last TTD benefit before your statute of limitations expires. But now that a doctor has offered an opinion that you're at MMI, now is the time to hire an attorney - or otherwise pursue your benefits.
- Q. Broke back during work hours. We carpool to 4 offices. It’s painful, do I have to travel on dr ordered light duty
- A: Your employer is not required to accommodate restrictions related to a work injury. However, if they can not reasonably accommodate, then the workers' compensation insurance carrier would have to pay lost wages (temporary total disability) during the period you're not working because the employer can not accommodate. That being said, Kentucky law does not protect an injured employees' job. With that in mind, I always work very closely with my clients, employers, and insurance carriers to address work ability during treatment with an eye toward the ultimate goal - being to heal and get back to work. It is also important to keep in mind that disputes are very common in workers' comp claims insofar as whether the carrier should have to pay lost wages due to the employer's inability to accommodate - - meaning that situations such as this one must be handled carefully so as not to create a situation where you might be technically or legally entitled to lost wages, but you have to fight in Court to obtain.