If a worker is injured on the job, they are entitled to certain benefits. The attorney's job is to make sure that you receive all of your workers' compensation benefits. A lawyer is very often needed because, after their accident, the worker is denied the medical treatment or weekly check that they are entitled to receive. When appropriate, a denial can be reversed, but only with quick and thoughtful action. Employers and their workers' compensation insurance carriers will often use any excuse to deny the claim. Some employers will refuse to accept the claim if an exact date of accident can’t be provided. Some work-related injuries occur and worsen over time. In those cases, it is difficult to provide an exact accident date. Also, it is not uncommon for an employer to be unfamiliar with workers' compensation laws. A lot of injured workers are told by their employers that they have waited too long to report the accident and it is therefore denied. If you have experienced either of these scenarios, it is time to consult with an experienced workers' compensation attorney. Knowing the law in these situations is vital, and will lead to the very best recovery.
In our initial consultation, you will be advised of all your rights in workers' compensation. The workers' compensation system is set up to work against the injured worker’s best interests. The system allows employers, insurance companies and the physicians they choose to work with, to control the medical treatment and benefits you receive. Be advised that you do have a say in these matters. Sometimes an injured worker will trust only in what they are told by their employer and insurance company about their rights and benefits. Don’t make that mistake, consult with an experienced workers' compensation attorney.
You do have substantial and fundamental rights in workers' compensation. Those include, the right to refuse a written or tape-recorded statement, the right to be examined by a doctor of your own choosing, the right to seek a second opinion, the right to retain your job following a work-related accident, the right to prompt payment, the right to make a social security disability claim while receiving workers' compensation benefits, the right to enhance your settlement if you have permanent restrictions and permanent wage loss. These are just a few rights to which you are entitled. Call now to know all your rights in workers' compensation.
Workplace accidents are a common occurrence and can involve several different types of accidents, including a fall, a trip or slip, being hit by a falling object, lifting heavy objects and automobile accidents while on the job.
A work-related accident can result in serious injuries to the head, back, neck, and can result in brain damage. Depending on the extent of your injuries, you may be off work for medical treatment for several months. Some accidents are so severe that they cause permanent total disabilities which preclude the worker from ever returning to work again. In all of the above examples, the injured worker is entitled to a settlement.
It is important that you choose an experienced workers' compensation attorney to represent you when you file a claim. Retaining the services of a knowledgeable attorney can make a difference in the outcome of your claim. We have successfully represented numerous clients injured at work and we have recovered on their behalf the highest possible settlement.
We accept workers' compensation claims for the percentage of 25%. If we don’t obtain a settlement on your behalf, then we don’t get paid. We will work to get the highest monetary settlement possible. The majority of cases are settled for a fair amount with the insurance company. If the insurance carrier doesn’t offer a fair amount, then we will take the case to trial to ensure that you receive what you deserve. Call us now at 913-353-4124 to discuss your claim.
We handle cases in both Kansas and Missouri, and throughout the Kansas City area.