Lexington Permanent Disability Lawyer
When you have a disability that prevents you from working, filing a claim is the best way for you to get benefits that will help you live your life. But you have to convince the insurance company that you deserve these benefits. Handling a claim on your own is a stressful and daunting task—but you don’t have to do this by yourself. A Lexington permanent disability lawyer from the Law Office of Todd W. Burris will stand at your side and fight to get you the rights you deserve.
The Law Office of Todd W. Burris has been protecting the citizens of Kentucky for years. We’re here to provide legal counsel and represent your rights no matter what. We have experience in dealing with insurance companies and have been successful in getting our clients favorable results with their claims.
A disability is the inability to work because of physical or mental impairments that have lasted or will last for at least a year, or result in death.
Tragic accidents can lead to permanent disabilities. Motor vehicle accidents involving cars, trucks, and motorcycles can require hospitalization and a long recovery time. There may also be an accident at the workplace, such as a construction worker falling. Defective or unsafe products may have issues that cause the product to malfunction or become a fire hazard. In these cases, the negligent actions of someone are most likely responsible for your injuries. We will make sure they are held accountable.
Those living with disabilities have rights that apply to matters of employment and accommodations from the government. To get a better idea of your rights, let’s look at the Americans with Disabilities Act.
A Closer Look at the Americans with Disabilities Act
The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) protects the following areas of rights for those living with disabilities:
- Hiring and Firing. An employer cannot ask about disability on job applications or during an interview. While they can ask if the person will need accommodations to complete the job, the accommodations must be reasonable. The employer cannot decide to hire someone else because you require accommodations.
- Job Training. Employers need to provide employees with accommodations when they request them, and employees can declare their disability anytime.
The ADA also covers these aspects of employment:
- Other Benefits
The state and local governments must also comply with the ADA. Their services, programs, and activities need to provide accommodations when someone with a disability makes a reasonable request.
The ADA aims to prevent discrimination based on disability, but this doesn’t mean it stops it from happening each time. If there has been a situation where you believe you’ve been discriminated against because of your disability, you can contact the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) and the Kentucky Human Rights Commission.
What Are the Benefits of a Disability Claim?
The injuries that led to your disability may have caused you to incur hospital bills, and you know you’ll have future medical costs to aid with recovery or to help you live your daily life with this disability.
These costs can be a heavy financial burden, especially if you’re unable to work for a while or not able to go back to work at all. But your disability claim can help you with these financial situations and provide relief from financial stress.
Your permanent disability lawyer in Lexington will do everything possible to get you the benefits you need. There are several factors that will strengthen your claim and give you a better chance of having a successful claim. Let’s take a look at what that entails.
What Do You Need to Prove Your Disability Claim?
Your disability claim should have the following components. Your lawyer will help you gather these necessary items.
- Medical Documentation. Gather any evidence of the injury. This includes medical records like X-rays, tests, or treatments and medication that were recommended. Your lawyer may also look into the scene of the accident and take photographs.
- Negligence of Responsible Party. You will need to show how the other party acted negligently against you.
- Connect Your Injury to Negligence. Show that your injuries and the damages that you’ve suffered are a direct result of the other party’s negligence. Then you can start to move forward with your claim.
It’s possible that you will need to undergo another physical examination or provide additional information to further provide evidence of your disability. If you have any questions, do not hesitate to get in touch with our permanent disability lawyers. We’ll be able to guide you throughout this process and make sure you take all the steps necessary to make your claim successful and avoid the ones that could possibly jeopardize it.
A Lexington Permanent Disability Lawyer Fighting for You
The Law Office of Todd W. Burris understands how complex disability claims can be and we also know that you may be depending on this claim to be approved. An insurance company may look for any reason to reject your claim, but that’s where we come in.
Protecting your rights and securing your benefits all starts with contacting our offices and scheduling a free consultation today. No matter what the cause, we’ll stand up to insurance companies on your behalf. We’ll carefully examine your case and gather the evidence required to show that your disability qualifies you for the compensation you deserve.