In Kansas, most employers are required to carry workers’ compensation insurance. Workers’ compensation is mandated by state and federal laws and can be obtained by employees after a qualifying accident. Employees that were injured on the job or while performing duties associated with their job typically qualify for workers’ compensation benefits.
In some cases, an employer may deny benefits, stating that an employee had a preexisting condition or that the injury/accident occurred outside of the scope of the employee’s work. In the event that your employer denied you coverage, a Topeka workers’ compensation benefits attorney may be able to help.
By law, all qualifying employees are eligible to obtain workers’ compensation benefits after a job-related injury. In order to qualify, you may have to submit to alcohol and/or drug testing and prove that the accident did not occur due to your own recklessness or illegal behavior. If your work-related injury rendered you temporarily or permanently disabled, workers’ comp benefits should continue regardless of disability status.
Workers’ compensation benefits include:
In the event that you were denied coverage, Roger Fincher Attorney at Law may be able to help. Our office can represent you in appealing denied benefits and working to obtain the just compensation you are owed.
In Kansas, no compensation is paid for the first week that you are off of work. After this time, an employer or insurance provider is required to pay an injured employee two-thirds of the employee's gross average weekly wage. According to the Kansas Department of Labor, there are different types of disability compensation that are available in Kansas:
For more information about the details surrounding these types of disability benefits, contact our experienced attorneys for a consultation to discuss your case.
When you work with Roger Fincher Attorney at Law, we use our 25+ years of experience and knowledge obtained from handling thousands of cases to help you navigate the legal process. We are committed to fighting for our clients’ rights and working to obtain the workers’ compensation benefits they are owed.