Notice Requirement For Workers’ Compensation Injuries In Kentucky
An employee must give notice of the injury or disease under KRS 342.185 “as soon as practicable” after the injury or disease develops. That is what the notice requirement entails.
Who Can Give Notice Of A Workers’ Comp Injury?
Notice may be given by the employee or someone on his or her behalf.
Why Does Notice Have To Be Given?
Statute Of Limitations For Workers’ Compensation Claims In Kentucky
The Statute of Limitations is what sets the time frame that a person has to bring a legal claim or charge. Check out our other blog posts regarding Statute of Limitation for a more in depth explanation of the Statute of Limitations and what it means to your legal claim.
Workers’ Compensation Law varies from state to state. Workers’ Compensation Statute of Limitation in Kentucky is controlled by KRS 342.185. KRS 342.185 sets the Statute of Limitations for a Workers’ Compensation Claim at two (2) years of the date of that injury or the date of the last voluntary Continue reading
What’s The Difference Between An Employee And An Independent Contractor In Kentucky
Employee V. Independent Contractor; What’s the difference?
Workers’ Compensation is controlled by Kentucky State Law. Specific exemptions to the Kentucky Workers’ Compensation Act are provided in KRS 342.650. The exemptions include farm workers and domestic servants. Also exempted from workers’ compensation coverage are independent contractors. If a person is exempt from the Workers’ Compensation laws then the Continue reading
What Is The Purpose Of Workers’ Compensation Law In Kentucky
Workers’ Compensation Law was put in place to protect workers from the financial harm of accidents and injuries suffered at work. The adoption of workers’ compensation statutes began around the time of the industrial revolution. Previously if a person was injured at work they had to seek compensation through common law. Injured employees could only recover from employers by showing the employer was negligent. Under the old system injured employees could only recover by showing the injury was caused only by the employer’s negligence