Workers’ Comp – 8 rights you have under Kentucky’s worker comp laws

  1. Access to workers’ compensation insurance coverage through your employer – at no cost to you.
  2. The right to file a workers’ comp claim without retaliation from your employer.
  3. Payment of medical bills and partial income benefits while recovering.
  4. Reimbursement for most expenses incurred treating the work-related injury or illness.
  5. Access to your workers’ comp insurance company and claim representative.
  6. Ability to choose, without employer interference, a physician to treat the work injury or disease (could be limited to physicians participating in the employers’ managed care program, if applicable).
  7. Vocational retaining if the work-related illness or injury leaves the employee unable to perform his/her old job or equivalent.
  8. File for permanent disability benefits if the injured employee is totally or partially disabled due to the workplace accident.