If you are hurt during the course of doing your job and cannot work, workers' compensation will cover the costs of your lost wages, medical care and any retraining. In some cases, you may be able to recover additional damages.

At Robinson Salyers, PLLC, we do not just handle workers' compensation claims. Our lawyers have also recovered compensation in all types of personal injury cases. If you come to either of our offices in Shelbyville or Frankfort, Kentucky, our lawyers can devise a case strategy that maximizes your workers' compensation, along with additional damages.

We Understand How These Two Types Of Law Intersect

Known as "third-party claims," these types of cases involve you suffering a work-related injury where someone outside of your work is responsible. Some common types of third-party claims could be for injuries due to:

  • A car accident or truck accident caused by the negligence of another driver while you were driving in your work vehicle
  • An on-the-job accident due to a poorly designed product, like a power tool
  • Being attacked by a dog while performing your job, like making a delivery
  • Suffering from a slip-and-fall accident while leaving work because of a safety hazard not designed by your employer

For example, in a car accident, the other driver is also liable for your injuries. The law is complex; your employer's insurance company can reclaim the amount of workers' compensation it pays to you by also taking action against the negligent driver who hurt you.

Both of our lawyers — John Christopher Robinson and Benjamin Salyers — know how the laws work, and they can work together to help you build the strongest claim possible to maximize your compensation, through a workers' compensation claim and personal injury litigation.

If you are suffering because of someone else's negligence while you were working, contact Robinson Salyers, PLLC, today. Few attorneys understand these types of complex cases better than ours. Call 502-220-4439 in Shelbyville or 502-257-5417 in Frankfort for a free consultation.