Morgan, Collins and Yeast’s Main Workers’ Comp Hub
Located in the renovated home of the Mayes family, the London office of Morgan, Collins and Yeast handles most of the firm’s Workers’ Compensation cases.
Our London office is very conveniently located on Main Street in London. It’s also near Levi Jackson State Park, Laurel Lake, the Wildcat Battlefield Site, and the Colonel Sanders Café and Museum.
One of London office’s biggest community events is its annual fish fry. The fish fry takes place every year at Twin Branch Church and all of the proceeds go to the preservation of the church which was constructed in 1867. We also regularly donate to the Optimist Club for youth sports in the community.
No matter whether you were hurt at work, injured in an accident, or need Social Security Disability benefits, call our London office to get Kentucky Courage in your corner.
Who Makes This Office Special?
If you come to our London office with a workers’ compensation claim, case manager Judy Simpson is one of the most important people you’ll meet.
She’s been with Morgan, Collins & Yeast for over 25 years, starting on April 1, 1993 — no joke. She remembers when the firm had two attorneys and four total employees.
“It’s changed tremendously since I started,” she says. But she’s worked with attorney McKinnley Morgan the whole time, and one thing has always stayed the same: “McKinnley’s always been about helping people. He always wanted to get our clients all the money, all the benefits, that they’re owed.”
Judy will help you with all of this:
- Filing your workers’ comp claim with the Kentucky Department of Workers’ Claims.
- Scheduling your visits to an independent medical examiner.
- Gathering your medical records.
- Updating you on the status of your case.
- Answering your questions.
No matter the size of your potential settlement, at Morgan, Collins & Yeast every case is important, Judy says.
She says McKinnley was a pioneer in cases involving injuries from cumulative trauma over time. He even goes to the Kentucky Legislature to fight for the rights of injured workers.
That’s what Judy calls “Kentucky Courage.”
If you were hurt on the job, call our London office for help.
Melanie Collins is a secretary in our London office. She has been with Morgan, Collins and Yeast since September 2005.
As secretary, it’s Melissa’s job to schedule appointments for clients, make sure they get travel money for scheduled doctor appointments, send clients letters about their appointments and to call clients to make sure they keep their appointments.
Born and raised in Hyden, Melanie moved to London after high school and is proud to be a member of the community. “I enjoy what I do, the people I work with, and helping the people in the London area,” she says.
Tabitha Swafford is a paralegal in our London office. She joined Morgan, Collins and Yeast in October 2010. She started as a Social Security case manager, but is now a Workers’ Comp paralegal. She has a bachelor’s degree in paralegal science from Eastern Kentucky University.
In her role, Tabitha initially reviews judge’s opinions to look for errors and to see if the attorneys have a chance to take a client’s case to a higher court. She also helps with the initial drafts of briefs to Administrative Law Judges, the Workers’ Comp Board, the Kentucky Court of Appeals and the Kentucky Supreme Court.
When Tabitha was looking for a job, she knew Morgan, Collins and Yeast had a great reputation. Attorney McKinnley Morgan had helped her mom with a Workers’ Comp and Social Security Disability case and attorney Roy Collins had handled a car accident case for her mother. “I really wanted to work for a firm that I knew had a passion for helping its clients,” she says. “So I knew Morgan, Collins and Yeast was the perfect place.”
Tabitha is extremely proud of her hard work ethic. She learned it from her adoptive mother who “worked like no one else” she’d ever known until she was hurt on the job. “We were poor, but she did her best to provide for me and made sure I had a roof over my head and food on the table,” she says. “I was raised to work, and not only work, but to do my best and try my hardest at everything I do.”
“When I leave work at the end of the day, I can at least say I’ve done my best for our clients,” she says. “I’m a proud Eastern Kentuckian and I’m happy to help the people in our area to the best of my ability – whether I’m on the clock or not.”
Tabitha exemplifies Kentucky Courage. If you need help with a Workers’ Comp, Social Security Disability or personal injury case, call on Tabitha’s Kentucky Courage for help.