Experienced Wichita Kansas Workers' Compensation Attorneys
We take workplace injuries in Kansas seriously. Contact us today.
At Warner Law Offices, we take pride in helping injury victims with all aspects of their workers' compensation claim. Whether you are injured at an office or in an industrial plant, the same set of workers' compensation laws govern all claims and dictate who you can sue and what compensation you may recover following a workplace injury. You may think that your employer and its insurance carrier will help you through a difficult time, but our experience shows us this is not always the case.
We realize you may have a lot of questions about workers' compensation after a workplace injury, which is why we have provided the FAQ about workers' compensation below. You may be unsure of what to do. You don't want to take any action against your employer because you are worried that the company will take action against you. Warner Law Offices understands workers' compensation laws. Our legal team can help with all aspects of your workers' compensation claim. We can fight denied claims. We get results.
We leverage our more than 25 years of experience by bringing in a wide range of medical experts to speak to the nature of your injury, economists to look at lost income issues and life care planners to determine the cost of future care. Our law firm includes an attorney who worked in a major Wichita hospital. This means that we have someone with direct experience in the health care system. Contact us today at 866-584-1032 for a free case consultation.
FAQ about Workers' Compensation
- How do I file a workers' compensation claim in Kansas?
- What does workers' compensation cover?
- Do I need a Kansas workers compensation attorney to file for benefits?
- How do I deal with a contested workers compensation claim?
How do I file a workers' compensation claim in Kansas?
The first step in filing a successful workers' compensation claim in Kansas is to notify your employer of your injury immediately. If an injured employee fails to notify his employer within 20 days of an accident or date of a repetitive stress injury, a claim may be denied. When notifying your employer, whether orally or in writing, be sure to include the time, date, person injured and location of the injury.
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What does workers' compensation cover?
Under Kansas law, workers' compensation will pay your medical bills and, if your employer is self-insured, all medical bills are paid for by your employer. If your doctor prescribes medicine for a workplace injury, it's critical to inform your pharmacist that your prescription is for a workers' compensation claim. If your claim is allowed, workers' compensation will cover your prescriptions. In addition, workers' compensation will pay you for lost wages if you've been out of work for more than a week. After your one-week waiting period, Kansas requires employers and insurance companies to pay an injured employee two-thirds of the employee's gross average weekly wage.
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Do I need a Kansas workers compensation attorney to file for benefits?
No. However, retaining legal counsel can be the difference from receiving the benefits you deserve and years of physical, emotional and financial hardship after a workplace accident. Workers' compensation claims in Kansas often come down to your word against the insurance claim adjuster. From collecting the necessary paperwork to file a claim, to choosing a doctor, to preparing for a potential workers' compensation hearing, an attorney can make sure you provide the most detailed information possible and help prove your injuries to authorities.
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How do I deal with a contested workers compensation claim?
If our claim is denied or you don't agree with decisions made by your employer, you can file an appeal. In such cases, it's important to consult with an experienced workers' compensation lawyer who understands the law and is familiar with the appeals process. You have a right to appeal your denied claim all the way to the Kansas Supreme Court, if necessary. Warner Law Offices is not afraid of insurance companies and employers who are more concerned with the bottom line than your well-being. We know how to get them to take your case seriously - even if your job caused a flare-up of a preexisting injury or condition. We'll help you document your injury. We can take photos at your worksite. We can examine medical bills. Whatever we need to do to ensure you receive the compensation you deserve.
Contact Warner Law Offices Today
An accident leading to an injury at work can make life difficult. You may feel overwhelmed by the insurance company paperwork, medical documents, deadlines and other red tape associated with a work injury claim. That's why we encourage you to contact us for a free consultation. With a unique combination of over 25 years of courtroom success and medical training, our team of attorneys has a strong reputation in Wichita and throughout Kansas and a proven track record in the courtroom. You don't need to go through one of these cases on your own. Call 866-584-1032 to set up a free case consultation with our experienced legal team. Best of all, you pay us only if we obtain a successful result. Discover how Warner Law Offices can make a meaningful difference in your life. Contact us today.
Call us 24/7 at (316) 269-2500, (800) 815-5297 or send us an email.