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 payment of workers’ compensation benefit. Meaning that it is possible that your claim may still be valid more than 2 years after the date of the injury. You should consult with an attorney as soon as possible to make sure that you do not pass the Statute of Limitations for your Workers’ Compensation claim.
Because of the Workers’ Compensation Statute of Limitations it is important to respond to notify your employer as soon as a work place injury occurs. Giving prompt notice and filling out the workers’ compensation forms will stop the Statute of Limitations from barring your workers’ compensation claim. If you have had a work place injury or have questions about workers’ compensation law contact an attorney at Hurst & Hurst Law at (859) 209-2101.