Every year, many workers are injured or made sick as a result of their work. This may result in the need for expensive treatment. You may also need to take time off work to recover (in severe cases, you may not even be able to return to work), which could result in you no longer receiving an income.
Fortunately, in these situations you are likely to be eligible to make a worker’s compensation claim. This allows you to receive a financial payout, which can help to go towards your treatment and recovery.
While the process of filing a claim can be fairly straightforward, it can still be worth hiring a Pikeville workers comp attorney in order to make sure that you get the right level of compensation. Hiring a workers comp attorney could be particularly important if you think an employer or their insurance company is likely to reject your claim and that you may need to fight your case.
Worker’s compensation claims can be filed for all kinds of injuries. A few of the common incidents that lead to worker’s compensation claims include:
If you have sustained any of these types of injuries, it is worth making a claim. If you are unsure whether an injury makes you eligible for worker’s compensation, it could be worth talking to an attorney who will be able to assess your injury and help you determine whether you have a case.
In order to file a workers’ comp claim, you will first need to notify your employer. In most cases, your employer will file the claim to their insurer for you. The insurance company will then approve or reject your claim based on the evidence that has been submitted.
It is important that you file your claim as soon after the accident as possible. If you wait too long, you may not be able to make a claim as many insurers have time limits in place following an accident, after which they will not consider your claim.
If your employer’s insurance company rejects your claim, a worker’s comp attorney can help to fight your case. A worker’s comp attorney can also fight your corner if your employer is refusing to file a claim. All in all, it is good to have a worker’s comp attorney on your side.
When choosing a worker’s comp attorney, it is important that you choose a lawyer that is fully qualified, experienced and reputable. This is why you should choose Ray S Jones Injury Attorneys to take on your case – we are a Pikeville-based law firm with many years of experience in worker’s compensation claims and we will help you to get the compensation you deserve. Contact us today and we can start helping you with your case straight away.
Bill is a Pike County native. He graduated from Virgie High School, Eastern Kentucky University, the University of Kentucky Law School and began practicing law in Pike County in 1975. Bill served as Staff Attorney and as an Executive Officer of Community Trust Bank, with over 22 years of banking and banking law experience. For 22 years Bill served as general counsel at Community Trust Bank.
Bill focuses on personal injury, business disputes, complex probate litigation, and representing consumers who have been wronged by banks, financial institutions, and lenders.
Bill has successfully represented both individuals and businesses in complex litigations involving many types of commercial transactions including breach of contract, common fraud, common bad faith, has handled employee discrimination, and has extensive experience in employee discrimination claims.
Bill is also a veteran of the U.S. Army. Bill resides in Pikeville with his wife Shirley.
Colonel Roy J. Downey has been representing the interests of injured people for over 30 years. He has extensive experience in motor vehicle accidents, workers’ compensation, disability and Social Security. Roy has practiced law at all levels of the court system in Kentucky.
He is a retired Colonel in the USAR, having served in Afghanistan and Iraq.
Kevin is a native of Pike County. He graduated from Johns Creek High School, Morehead State University and Salmon P. Chase College of Law. He was admitted to practice law in the Commonwealth of Kentucky in 1999 and since that time has practiced almost exclusively in the area of personal injury.
Kevin began his career defending many complex proceedings throughout Kentucky. In 2003 Kevin’s practice transitioned into exclusively representing victims of car and truck crashes, defective products, medical malpractice, nursing home abuse, and injuries due to the dangerous conditions on businesses premises.
In August 2020, Kevin became Pike County Attorney. Kevin has focused on making the county safer, child support collections, and has been a tireless advocate for children involved in dependency, neglect and abuse cases.
He and his wife, Tiffany, have two sons, Colin and Cooper
Ray S. Jones II has been representing clients in complex personal injury claims for nearly 28 years. He has obtained substantial verdicts and settlements in difficult cases involving motor vehicle collisions, medical malpractice, construction and mining accident cases as well as workers’ compensation claims.
Ray was born in Whitesburg, Kentucky, and grew up in Pike County. After high school, Ray attended Eastern Kentucky University where he graduated magna cum laude in 1991. Ray obtained his Juris Doctor from the University of Louisville School of Law in 1994. While at the University of Louisville, Ray received numerous academic awards, including the Corpus Juris Secundum Award for academic excellence in Torts, as well as book awards in Corporations and Negotiable Instruments. Upon returning to his native eastern Kentucky, Ray entered private practice in 1995, and has practiced extensively in state courts throughout Kentucky, as well as in federal court. Ray was twice elected president of the Pike County Kentucky Bar Association, and in November 2000, Ray was elected as State Senator for the 31st Senatorial District. He was subsequently re-elected in 2004, 2008, 2012 and 2016. In 2019 Ray gave up his Senate seat to answer the desperate cry for help in his home county and was sworn in as Pike County Judge Executive on January 7, 2019.
The 31st Senatorial District currently is comprised of Pike, Martin, Lawrence, Elliott and Morgan Counties. Ray served as the Senate Minority Leader and on several key legislative committees, including the Senate Committees on Appropriations & Revenue, Judiciary, Transportation, Natural Resources & Energy, Special Subcommittee on Energy, and the Budget Review Subcommittee on Transportation.
Ray has obtained multiple verdicts, recoveries and settlements in excess of $1,000,000.
Ray is married to Dr. Paula Jones; they have three children, Grayson, Lauren and Lawson.