Have you been injured on the job?
If you have been injured in an accident on the job in Western Kentucky or Middle Tennessee, or anywhere if your contract of hire originated in Kentucky or Tennessee, there are some things you will need to understand about filing a successful workers’ compensation claim. Most workers’ compensation cases are controlled by the law of the state where the injury occurred. However, sometimes injuries in other states are covered, such as if you were a truck driver injured in another state while operating under a contract of hire made in Kentucky or Tennessee.
The Lucius Hawes Law Firm has three decades of experience handling workers’ compensation initial claims seeking workers’ compensation benefits. This includes injuries to civilians working for private contractors and vendors on the Ft. Campbell army post: but please note that we do not handle Federal Employees Compensation Act (FECA) cases, and we do not handle Defense Base Act (DBA) cases.
Tennessee and Kentucky workers’ compensation claims are complex and often involve extensive record gathering and investigation of medical reports. Our experienced attorneys know what questions to ask and how to put together a winning claim. While you concentrate on recovering your health and getting back to work, we will handle everything legal.
Every workers’ compensation claim is different. We will clearly explain the law in plain English and give you an honest assessment of the amount you can expect to receive and how long it may take, based on our experience. We will not charge attorney fees unless we help you obtain workers’ compensation benefits. Court costs and case expenses advanced by the law firm are recoverable only if you receive money for your claim.
In order to serve our clients effectively, we restrict the types of workplace injury claims we handle. We handle:
- Tennessee and Kentucky workers’ compensation insurance claims
- Maritime and Jones Act claims for river transport and tugboat crews
We do not handle:
- Federal workers’ compensation (FECA) claims for civil service employees
- Defense Base Act (DBA) cases for civilian workers on overseas military installations
Do you have a Social Security disability claim?
If your injuries have ended your career, you may also be eligible for Social Security disability insurance (SSDI). Lucius Hawes Law Office has years of experience helping people obtain the benefits they have earned when they are no longer able to work because of a career-ending injury or disability.
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