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Louisville Workers’ Compensation Lawyers

Cotton Wolfinbarger & Associates, PLLC in Louisville, Kentucky, represents clients in the Louisville area and throughout Kentucky. We advocate for the injured or disabled in both work and non-work settings.

Our founding attorney, Tamara Todd Cotton, has more than 30 years of legal experience and has represented thousands of clients. Ms. Cotton was a registered nurse and her combination of medical and legal experience gives her a unique understanding of anatomy and physiology and the nature of injuries and illnesses.

Workers Comp, Social Security Disability and Personal Injury Lawyers Louisville, KY
We Are Workers’ Compensation Lawyers Serving The Louisville Area And Throughout Kentucky
Our Clients Come From Throughout Kentucky, Including Shelbyville, Elizabethtown And Bardstown
We Are Advocates For Personal Injury Victims And Social Security Disability Clients In Louisville And Throughout Kentucky

Practice Areas

Social Security Disability

There are two types of federal Social Security Disability benefits.

To qualify for Title II Social Security Disability benefits, an individual must have paid sufficient current quarters into Social Security, must have a medical condition preventing gainful employment and must not earn above the allowable income amount.

Supplemental Security Income applies when a disabled individual has not paid sufficient quarters into Social Security to qualify for Social Security Title II Disability benefits.

Personal Injury/Accidents

We thoroughly investigate personal injury cases for our clients to prepare and present the evidence of the injuries.

A lawsuit to recover lost wages, medical bills and compensation for pain and suffering may be pursued when an individual is injured in a motor vehicle collision — such as a car wreck, truck wreck or motorcycle wreck — or when injured as a pedestrian. Presenting evidence of the medical condition caused by the negligence is necessary to recover damages.

Frequently Asked Questions

Injured workers have a right to benefits under the workers compensation system.

Frequently Asked Questions about workers compensation law in Kentucky. The questions and answers are a general discussion about Kentucky Workers Compensation law, and not legal advice about a specific claim.

There are many exceptions to the general questions and answers discussed here, and laws can easily change before this is updated. Therefore, consult an actual attorney about your specific situation before you take action.

What should I do if I am injured at work?
Following any accident at work, it is critical to report the accident to your employer as soon as possible. The time limits vary from state to state, but your claim will be denied if you do not report the accident to your employer within the required time period. Even if you do not think you are injured, you should report workplace accidents to your employer. Sometimes injuries don’t become noticeable until after the incident. Report an accident as soon as possible and report injuries as soon as you become aware of them, whether it is at the same time as the accident or later.
When should I hire a lawyer?

When to hire an attorney is a question only you can answer. Our advice would be to get an attorney involved early on in the process. Claim managers may be friendly and nice, but make no mistake, they work for the insurance company. Once decisions are made and orders are handed down, options become limited. Do not wait until it is too late, get an experienced attorney on your side as soon as possible.

Will I get paid for my time out of work?

If you are going to miss an extended period of time from work or can only perform light duty work that your employer cannot accommodate, you may be eligible for Temporary Total Disability income benefits. You are eligible for Temporary Total Disability benefits the eighth consecutive day you are off work and are entitled to benefits from the first day off work when you have been off work 15 consecutive days. Under Kentucky law, you are entitled to 66 2/3% of your Average Weekly Wage in Temporary Total Disability benefits.

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If you have suffered an injury either at work or in a non-work environment, we encourage you to phone our office to discuss your right to compensation for your injuries. We welcome clients whose first language is not English. Se habla español.

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