Kentucky Workers Compensation Law

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Kentucky Workers Comp Quick Facts

The following represent the state of the law as of January 1, 2006. Please note that worker's compensation law can be complex and these laws and policies are subject to amendment at any time. If you need help with a worker's compensation issue, please consult a licensed attorney.

Is Worker's Compensation Compulsory? Yes

Are Waivers Permitted? Yes

Numerical Exceptions: None.

Choice of Physician: Employee makes the initial choice of physician. Employee selects from a list supplied by carrier on managed care organization when medical care is provided through an authorized managed care arrangement.

Waiting Period For Comp Benefits After Injury: 7 days

Compensation is retroactive if disability continues for what period of time from the date of injury? More than 2 weeks

Attorney Fees Permitted: 20% first $25,000; 15% next $10,000; 5% balance up to a maximum of $12,000, statute


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