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Can I sue my employer for an accidental injury at work?

If you are injured on the job in Kentucky you can pursue a workers’ compensation case. If there is a liable third party you can sue that party/person for negligence. The difference in these cases is the type of damages you can recover. In a negligence case you can claim pain and suffering. A workers’ …
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Can I sue my employer for putting me a risk?

You can sue your employer for putting you at risk, but the judge will throw out the case if you don’t have any damages. Suing someone preemptively for damages that haven’t occurred yet is a loser in court. If you have concerns you should put them in writing to the employer and also contact OSHA …
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Can I sue my employer for harassment?

You can sue your employer for harassment in Kentucky. What this means is that if you are on the job you can expect a harassment free environment. If someone at the company harasses you than you can sue the company and that person for damages sustained. This can be millions of dollars. A personal injury …
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What is negligence at work?

Negligence at work occurs when a third party owes you a duty. That third party breaches duty and causes damages. If you are hurt on the job you probably have a workers’ compensation claim. A personal injury lawsuit is different. This is when you can sue someone for pain and suffering. You cannot do that …
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Do I need a lawyer if I am injured at work?

You need a lawyer if you are injured at work. The responsible party wants to limit your damages. They do this by not paying you full value. A lawyer can make sure the responsible parties pay. Whether this is a workers’ compensation lawyer or personal injury lawyer depends on the circumstances of your case. A …
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When should I contact a lawyer if I am injured at work?

If you are injured at work in Kentucky you should contact a lawyer as soon as possible. Get the medical treatment you need first. Then do research on lawyers and find one that you like and trust. The statute of limitations on a workplace injury case can be as short as one year. If you …
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Can you sue your employer for creating a hostile work environment?

You sue your employer for creating a hostile work environment by filing a complaint at the Courthouse. Really a lawyer should do this for you to make sure the Complaint has all of the right elements. If the Complaint lacks the right elements a judge will throw the case out of the courthouse and it …
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How long do you have to report harassment?

There is no set timeframe to report harassment. If you are harassed you should report it right away if you want an accurate records of events. Memories tend to fade. Plus, the longer you wait the less likely the other side is to belive this was a big issue for you. Your response will be …
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