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.