An ALJ is designated as the finder of fact in Kentucky workers compensation cases.  The Kentucky Supreme Court recently described an ALJ's fact-finding authority in Kroger v. Ligon, No 2010-SC-385-WC (May 19, 2011), as follows:

"An ALJ may reject any testimony and believe or disbelieve various parts of the evidence, regardless of whether it comes from the same witness or the same party's total proof." Caudill v. Maloney's Discount Stores, 560 S.W.2d 15, 16 (Ky. 1977)

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