Types of Damages You Could Recover in a Personal Injury Claim
When you are injured due to the intentional acts or negligence of another party, you may be entitled to seek various kinds of damages to compensate you for the related injuries. Some of the most common types of damages that are recoverable in a personal injury claim include:
- Medical expenses, such as hospital bills, surgery, doctor’s office visits, physical and occupational therapy, medication, and durable medical equipment
- Lost income due to time missed from work during your recovery from your injuries
- Reduced earning capacity, if your injuries render you temporarily or permanently disabled from performing the kind and level of work you did prior to your injuries
- Pain and suffering, which arises from the physical and emotional distress caused by your injuries, along with loss of quality of life due to disability or disfigurement caused by your injuries or due to inability to complete daily tasks or participate in activities
- Loss of consortium, which compensates your spouse for the loss of your society and companionship due to your injuries, and your immediate family may also be entitled to compensation for any loss of your companionship, society, and services to the household
Depending on the circumstances of your accident, you may also be entitled to obtain compensation outside of a personal injury lawsuit, such as a workers’ compensation claim or an application for Social Security Disability benefits.
Our Firm in the Paducah Community
Morgan, Collins, Yeast & Salyer is especially focused on helping the residents of the Paducah community. That is why we have chosen to locate one of our firm’s office in Paducah. It is also why we are able to help our Paducah clients with our Kentucky Courage. Like you, we refuse to quit when times get tough.
We are prepared to stand up to insurance companies or the government when you aren’t getting the compensation and help that you are entitled to under the law. We believe that Kentucky Courage is when Kentuckians help their neighbors when times are tough and stand up for what is right.
Help with Car Accident Claims in Paducah
Our attorneys can help you if you have a car accident claim by taking on the burden of negotiating with the insurance companies. Our firm will thoroughly investigate your accident to determine who is responsible for the accident.
We will fight back against the insurance companies’ efforts to pay you less than the full amount of compensation you deserve. If necessary, we are prepared to take your car accident claim to trial and will passionately and persuasively advocate on your behalf to seek a judgment in your favor.
Help with Workers’ Compensation Claims in Paducah
If you have been injured on the job in Paducah, our lawyers can help you file a workers’ compensation claim. We can help you fill out the claim forms provided to you by your employer and to file them with the Kentucky Department of Workers’ Claims.
If your employer or its workers’ compensation insurer denies your claim or tries to provide you with fewer benefits than you deserve, we can help you appeal the denial and represent you in your appeal hearing before the administrative law judge, and if necessary, before the Workers’ Compensation Board.
Help with Social Security Disability Claims in Paducah
If you are disabled and unable to work, our attorneys can help you pursue benefits through Social Security Disability (SSD) benefits. SSD benefits are granted only in limited circumstances. Our attorneys will help you to understand your eligibility for benefits, and if you may be eligible for benefits, to complete your application.
If your application is denied, our attorneys can advocate on your behalf with the Social Security Administration to try to get you the disability benefits you need and deserve.
Where Our Paducah Law Office Is Located
Morgan, Collins, Yeast & Salyer has a conveniently located office for our Paducah clients at 150 Brett Chase, Suite A, Paducah, KY 42003. Our office is located just off Interstate 24 along the US-24 (Lone Oak Road) corridor in the Lone Oak neighborhood.
Our office is across the street from the U.S. Social Security Administration office, on the other side of U.S.-24 from the Lone Oak Fire Department firehouse.
Ready to Talk to a Paducah Personal Injury Attorney?
If you have suffered an injury through no fault of your own and are struggling under medical bills while out of work due to your injuries and unable to make a living, you need a dedicated, experienced law firm who will help you obtain the financial compensation you need to recover from your injuries and put your life back on track.
Contact Morgan, Collins, Yeast & Salyer today to schedule a free consultation to speak with one of our Paducah personal injury attorneys to discuss your legal rights and options and to learn more about how our firm can help you and your family achieve the recovery you deserve.