If I suffer a work injury in Kentucky, does Kentucky workers compensation compensate me for pain and suffering?

No.  Kentucky workers compensation does not compensate an injured worker for his or her pain and suffering.

If a worker is off work recovering from the injury, Kentucky workers compensation provides income benefits, which are known as "temporary total disability" (TTD) benefits.

If the injury leaves a permanent impairment, Kentucky workers compensation provides benefits for the injured workers diminished earning capacity by what are known as "permanent partial disability" benefits, or "PPD benefits." 

Kentucky workers compensation also pays medical bills for treatment related to the injury.

Lexington, Kentucky workers comp lawyer Robert Abell represents individuals and employees in Kentucky workers compensation cases; contact him at 859-254-7076.