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Our Lexington Attorneys Answer Your Questions

Legal matters are tricky, to say the least. Navigating a workers’ compensation case or a child custody dispute is complicated. A lot of questions arise. Our Lexington workers’ compensation attorneys are always here for their clients whenever you need us. Feel free to explore the questions below to find answers to some common questions our clients have. If you can’t find an answer, don’t hesitate to reach out to our team.

  • I was injured at work. What should I do?

    Report It

    First, make sure you report the incident and injury immediately to your employer. This is not a good suggestion – it’s the law. Even if you only think you may have sustained an injury, report it right away. Failing to do so may affect your ability to receive accurate compensation.

    Get Counsel

    Second, we recommend that you talk with a legal representative as soon as possible so that you can get advice on how to get the benefits you need and deserve.

    Write It Down

    Third, document the progress of resolving your injury claim. Keep a written record of dates and who you spoke with when notifying your company of the incident. This will help bring clarity and expedite the process.

    Contact Us

    Reach out to our firm so that we can discuss the details of your case and decide if we are a right fit. We provide free initial consultations.

  • My social security claim is denied. What should I do next?

    If you have recently had your SSDI claim denied, let us leverage our experience leading clients to successful Social Security appeals for your benefit. Certainly, there is no guarantee, but when we take a client through this process, we not only educate about what to expect and how to file, but we help them avoid common mistakes many people make through the appeals process.

    After Receiving A Notice of Denial

    So you’ve filed a claim and subsequently received a Notice Of Denial from the Social Security Disability Administration. Start the conversation with a Gilbert Law Group PLLC attorney and we can get started on your case right away.

    Here’s what to expect in the coming weeks in the appeals process:

    RECONSIDERATION

    The Reconsideration Review is where the appeals process begins. Here different claims examiner at the Social Security Administration will look through your paperwork and your application again. The main purpose is to simply find any errors or mistakes made by the initial SSA reviewer in denying the claim. Less than 1 in 5 are approved at this stage of appeals.

    ALJ HEARING

    After Reconsideration Review comes a hearing with an Administrative Law Judge. Here are a couple of things the judge may ask about:

    • Medical conditions
    • Medications
    • Medication side effects
    • Rehabilitation treatments
    • Work experience
    • Day-to-day activities

    At the hearing, your attorney will represent you, bring in witnesses, and plead your case before the judge, compelling him or her to reconsider your claim.

  • Do I need a divorce lawyer if my spouse and I are splitting up amicably?

    There are a lot of big decisions that come along with divorce proceedings. Our attorneys can assist our clients with sorting through these issues no matter how long they take. If you and your spouse can agree on issues, it will help speed up the process. However, we do recommend seeking legal counsel for even amicable situations, as the process can be complicated and you want to make sure you make the best decisions for the future.

    Some issues that we can help you with include:

    • Property division
    • Alimony or spousal support
    • Child custody and visitation
    • Child support

    Contact us today for a free initial consultation to discuss your case.

  • I was injured in a car accident. What rights do I have?

    If you’ve been injured in an auto or truck accident, you may be eligible for compensation. If you were not at fault for the accident, it’s important to contact an attorney to discuss your case and determine if the other party be held liable for your medical, income, and other expenses. Gilbert Law Group PLLC can discuss your case with you and decide if you should pursue compensation.

    You may be able to recover:

    • A replacement vehicle
    • All medical expenses incurred after the accident
    • Lost wages during your recovery
    • The cost of a rental car
    • Compensation for your pain and suffering
    • Payment for loss of consortium or companionship

    Contact us today.

  • I’ve been discriminated against at my job. What can I do about it?

    If you believe your rights as a worker were violated, reach out to Gilbert Law Group PLLC to discuss your situation. We help workers find justice for wrongful behavior every day. We thoroughly understand Kentucky laws and can navigate you through your case.

    Some of our employment law services include:

    • Hiring processes
    • Employment discrimination
    • Workplace privacy
    • Wages and benefits
    • Family and medical leave
    • Workplace safety
  • My spouse wants custody of our children. What should I do?

    Custody disputes are some of the most emotional and stressful cases we handle at Gilbert Law Group PLLC. The stakes are high, so it’s important you have a confident ally on your side. If you are facing a custody fight, immediately contact our Lexington family law firm for assistance.

    We will help build a case for why your children should remain in your custody. We thoroughly put together your case by taking into consideration:

    • The emotional bonds each parent has with the children
    • Any patterns of alcohol or drug abuse
    • Each parent’s financial status

    These are just a few of the considerations that will impact your case. Contact our firm today so we can immediately get to work on your case.

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