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Basic Benefits in Workers’ Compensation

There are various benefits under the law that an injured worker may be entitled to receive. Unfortunately, employers and workers' compensation insurance companies focused on the bottom-line, do not always follow the law and are not on your side.

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Settlement of The Workers’ Compensation Case

Achieving a favorable or desired outcome for the client, is the ultimate goal of our office. This overwhelmingly takes place by settlement. Unfortunately, the issues and potential claims that have to be dealt with have been complicated in recent years by various entities and new laws.

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What if My Request for Workers’ Compensation Is Denied?

In the event your employer and/or employer's workers' compensation insurance company denies your request for workers' compensation benefits or says your injury is not work related, do not despair.

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What Is a Workers’ Compensation Claim?

The term "workers' compensation claim" is a phrase that gets used in different ways by different people. Sometimes, a person may say they have a workers' compensation claim and mean that they have had a work accident which caused injury.

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What Is Workers’ Compensation?

Workers' Compensation is an area of law dealing with situations in which an employee has been injured while working in their job either through a traumatic event such as a car accident or fall, or through what is termed "occupational disease" which typically involves a situation where repetitive work has caused the worker to suffer injury...

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Why Do I Need a Workers’ Compensation Attorney?

In some situations, you don't need an attorney. If your injury only requires quick and marginal medical treatment which your employer provides, and you are satisfied with the manner in which it is handled,

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Do I Qualify for Workers’ Compensation?

Generally speaking, it is usually quite easy to be eligible for workers' compensation benefits. All that is required, broadly speaking, is that: Your injury or illness is work related. You are an employee of that company or person. The employer is required to have workers' compensation insurance. Not all employers are required to have workers' compensation insurance. Under Missouri law, companies with five or more employees are required to be covered. However, contractors with only one employee are also required to have workers' compensation insurance. The definition of "employee" includes full-time and part-time employees, and temporary employees. In Kansas, the law is different, in that it requires all employers to carry workers' compensation insurance, except for those in certain agricultural pursuits or those with less than $20,000 in annual payroll. Some work injuries stem from a single accident or incident, while others occur over time due to repetitive labor performed or being subjected to toxic substances. Our office has handled cases involving a wide variety of injuries or conditions, including, but not limited to back and neck injuries, carpal tunnel syndrome, cubital tunnel syndrome, epicondylitis, torn rotator cuffs, a torn meniscus and/or torn ACL in the knee, bulging and herniated discs, and psychological injuries.

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