Types of Damages You Could Recover in a Personal Injury Claim
If you have been injured, you may be entitled to obtain damages through a personal injury claim. Some of the types of damages you may be able to recover in a personal injury claim include:
- Medical expenses, such as hospital stays, surgeries, doctor’s office visits, physical and occupational therapy, prescription medication, or durable medical equipment
- Lost income due to time missed from work while recovering from injuries
- Reduced earning capacity, if your injuries render you temporarily or permanently unable to perform the type and/or length of work that you used to do before your injury
- Pain and suffering, which includes physical and mental anguish, loss of quality of life, disability and/or disfigurement, and inability to perform daily tasks or participate in activities you enjoyed prior to your accident
- Loss of consortium, or damages provided to your spouse for the loss of your companionship due to your injuries
Let our Hazard personal injury attorneys help you understand the types of damages available to you.
Our Firm in the Hazard Community
At Morgan, Collins, Yeast & Salyer, we are committed to helping people in our community who have been injured through no fault of their own. That’s why we have located one of our firm’s offices in Hazard.
Our Hazard office staff holds meetings for those who have worked in the coal industry in order to educate our community about benefits they may be entitled to. Most importantly, we try to live our motto – Kentucky Courage – which means standing up for and lending a helping hand to our neighbors in times of trouble.
Who Makes This Office Special?
Learn about the people who make our Hazard office so special:
Michelle Collins is a Social Security caseworker in our Hazard Office. She’s been with Morgan, Collins, Yeast & Salyer since May 2011. Michelle is a graduate of Perry County Central High School and Hazard Community College.
If you’re in need of Social Security Disability, workers’ comp benefits, or a personal injury settlement, call our Hazard office to talk to Michelle. She can help you start a file to set up your case, and she’ll keep you updated on the status of your case.
“I enjoy the opportunity to help people close to home,” Michelle says. “I also enjoy working with various caseworkers in order to make the best case for our clients.”
She’s also passionate about helping those who have worked in the coal industry. “Being a lifelong Kentucky resident, I’ve seen the importance of coal in our area,” she says. “Everyone in this area probably has a relative who has worked in the coal field. I’ve seen how hard those individuals work and find it fulfilling to help them receive the benefits they’ve worked for.”
To start your case, call Michelle in our Hazard office today.
Help with Car Accident Claims in Hazard
If you have been involved in a car accident in Hazard, our firm can help you pursue compensation from the responsible driver or drivers. We’ll use our experience and resources to thoroughly investigate your accident, finding all the evidence necessary to prove what happened in the accident, and how the other driver or drivers were responsible for the crash.
We will help you push back against the efforts of the insurance companies to offer you settlements for less than the full amount you deserve. If necessary, we are fully prepared to take your claim to trial. We won’t stop fighting for you until you receive complete compensation for all of your financial losses and other damages.
Help with Workers’ Compensation Claims in Hazard
If you have been injured in a workplace accident or have contracted an occupational disease while working in Hazard, our firm can pursue a workers’ compensation claim with your employer.
Our attorneys will help you fill out the forms you need to complete in order to apply for workers’ compensation benefits. We will also assist you in collecting the evidence needed to establish that your injury or disease is work-related.
If your employer and its workers’ compensation insurer deny or undervalue your claim, we’ll help you assert your appeal rights, advocating on your behalf to an administrative judge or, if necessary, the Workers’ Compensation Board.
Help with Social Security Disability Claims in Hazard
If you are disabled from work due to injuries or illness, you may be entitled to receive Social Security Disability benefits. SSD benefits are granted only under certain circumstances. Our firm can determine whether you may be eligible to receive them.
Our attorneys can help you make sure your application for benefits thoroughly establishes your eligibility. If your application is denied, our firm will fight for you through the appeals process.
Where Our Hazard Law Office Is Located
Our firm has an office conveniently located at 21 Grand Oak Lane, right here in Hazard, just around the hill from the Hazard Appalachian Regional Healthcare Center, right off the Hal Rogers Parkway. The Bobby Davis Museum and Park is a nearby landmark.
The Hazard office primarily serves the counties of Perry, Leslie, Knott, Breathitt and Magoffin.
Ready to Talk to a Hazard Personal Injury Attorney?
If you have been injured, whether in an accident, on the job, or under other circumstances, you may be entitled to receive compensation that will help you not only to pay the medical expenses for your recovery, but to help replace income you’ve lost due to missed work. You may also recover money for your pain and suffering.
Our Hazard personal injury attorneys can help you pursue the compensation you need and deserve. Contact Morgan, Collins, Yeast & Salyer today to schedule a free consultation. Let’s discuss your legal rights and options, and we’ll tell you more about how our firm can help you and your family.