Workers Compensation Laws in Kentucky

Every state has its own set of laws regarding workers’ compensation. Employees in Kentucky who have been injured on the job may need to file a workers’ compensation claim to obtain benefits until they are able to return to work.

Who is considered an employee in Kentucky?

Most people who are employed in the state of Kentucky are considered employees. Employee status varies from state to state, so it is important to understand whether you are eligible for workers’ compensation.

In the state of Kentucky, the employees that are covered under workers’ compensation include the following:

  • anyone who is working under contract for hire, whether it is implied or expressed
  • executive officers of corporations
  • state, county, or city employees
  • volunteer firefighters and ambulance service volunteers
  • police department employees
  • individuals who sell and deliver newspapers
  • any person who is performing services in a trade profession or business
  • anyone under contract of apprenticeship
  • all helpers and assistants of employees
  • school district employees

Who is exempt from workers’ compensation?

Of course, not everyone is covered under workers’ compensation. The individuals who are exempt from workers’ compensation in the state of Kentucky include the following:

  • agriculture employers and employees
  • domestic workers in a private home if there are less than two and they work less than 40 hours per week
  • anyone working for sustenance if it is with a charitable or religious organization
  • anyone covered by a Federal Act
  • anyone who voluntarily rejects it
  • voluntary carpools

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.