Who is Eligible for Workers’ Compensation in Kentucky?

If you are injured on the job in Kentucky, you may be entitled to recover workers’ compensation. But, not all Kentucky employees are eligible to receive workers’ comp. Read on to learn more about workers’ compensation in Kentucky and whether or not you are covered.

Am I Entitled to Workers’ Compensation in Kentucky?

In Kentucky, only certain employees are entitled to workers’ compensation in the event of an injury. Eligible employees include:

  • Those who work under contact for hire
  • Employees of the state, or of a city or county in Kentucky
  • Executive officers of corporations
  • Those who work for the police department
  • Those who work for school districts
  • Helpers and assistance of formal employees
  • Those who are under contracts of apprenticeship
  • Those who sell/deliver newspapers
  • Anyone who works for a trade profession or business
  • Volunteer firefighters/medical workers

Which Employees are Not Covered Under Workers’ Comp in Kentucky?

Unfortunately, there are several employees that are not covered under Kentucky’s workers’ compensation laws. Employees that are not entitled to workers’ compensation benefits in Kentucky are as follow:

  • Agriculture employers and employees
  • Domestic workers who work in private homes who work less than 40 hours per week.
  • Individuals who work for sustenance with charitable or religious organizations
  • All those who are covered by a Federal Act
  • Voluntary carpools
  • All those who reject it

If you have been injured on the job, you will need the help of an experienced and dedicated workers’ compensation attorney. Our firm will fight to recover the compensation you deserve. Reach out today to discuss your options.

Contact AllianceMeds

If you have become the victim of an on-the-job injury, it may be beneficial to speak with an attorney and the doctor that is treating you to determine how to make the process as easy as possible. AllianceMeds understands that a workplace accident can be challenging and is here to help. We will deliver your medication to your door using overnight delivery and cover any out-of-pocket expenses that may arise. If you have any questions about how we can help, contact AllianceMeds today.