If I once filed a workers compensation claim, does that mean that I have a disability under the Americans With Disabilities Act?

May be but not necessarily. One of the ways in which a person has a "disability" covered by the Americans With Disabilities Act is where they have a "record of" suffering from a disability, which means that he or she has a history of having a mental or physical impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activities.

Some work injuries result in a permanent partial disability under Kentucky workers compensation law.  However, an injury or condition that results in a permanent partial disability under Kentucky workers compensation law may or may not be a "disability" under the Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA).

Whether or not an individual suffers from a "disability" under the Americans With Disabilties Act (ADA) must be determined on an individualized, case-by-case basis. 

Lexington, Kentucky ADA lawyer Robert Abell represents individuals and employees in Kentucky workers compensatoin and ADA cases involving disability discrimination; contact him at 859-254-7076.