What injuries are covered by the Kentucky workers’ compensation law?
Virtually all physical injuries, referred to as personal injuries, that happen in the workplace are covered. This also includes injuries and illnesses that take time to manifest and develop. For example, carpal tunnel syndrome or degenerative disc disease are both covered under workers’ compensation laws. It is also important to note that injuries caused when the nature of the job performed accelerates the natural aging process are also covered.
Other injuries covered may include psychological harm if the injuries are related to a physical injury. Moreover, injuries arising as a result of exposure to asbestos, coal dust and other toxins are also covered.
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- Can I get workers’ compensation benefits from an employer that does not have workers’ compensation insurance?
- Do Kentucky employers have to offer workers’ compensation to an injured employee?
- Is there any segment of the working population that is not covered by the Kentucky workers’ compensation law?
- What happens if an employer does not offer workers’ compensation?
- What happens if the workers’ compensation carrier is inconsistent and does not pay my benefits on time?
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- Who is covered by Kentucky’s workers’ compensation?
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