A finding of permanent partial disability under Kentucky workers compensation law must be supported by evidence of a permanent disability rating, which, in turn, requires a medical expert to determine the injured worker's degree of permanent impairment.  KRS 342.0011(11)(b), (c). What this means is that a medical expert must give evidence establishing the degree of an injured worker's permanent impairment.

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