Workers Compensation in Kansas
As soon as possible after being diagnosed with an occupational disease or after getting injured on the job, notify your employer. Your employer will then provide you with details of the claims process. If your claim is denied, you don't receive all of the benefits you think you deserve or your job isn't covered by Kansas workers' compensation insurance, you may want to hire a worker compensation attorney to help get the money you deserve.
Things to Know Before Hiring an Attorney
Before hiring a Kansas workers' compensation lawyer, you should take some time to learn about workers' comp insurance and the process for filing a claim.
Among the things you should know:
- Kansas workers' compensation insurance covers most employees in Kansas. You may not be covered if you are an employee of the federal government, work for a company that has an annual payroll of less than $20,000, work as a real estate agent and are an independent contractor, or work in certain agricultural jobs.
- Under Kansas workers' compensation law, you may be entitled to compensation to pay for injury-related medical expenses, temporary disability, permanent disability and vocational rehabilitation.
- Survivors benefits are also available to the family of a worker who dies on the job.
- If your claim is denied or you don't receive the money to which you are entitled, then you can request a hearing to appeal the decision. It's recommended that you consult with a Kansas workers' comp lawyer before your hearing.
Find & Hire Local Kansas Workers' Comp Lawyers
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