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Workers Comp Lawyer in Topeka, KS

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If you were injured on the job, you are entitled to receive workers’ compensation. Workers’ compensation is insurance that your employer carries to help provide you with certain benefits in the event that you are not able to work due to a serious injury or illness. This coverage is required by the state of Kansas (with certain exceptions) and can be obtained by filing a workers’ compensation claim with your employer after an accident. Compensation should be awarded promptly after a serious injury but in some cases, the benefits are not applied and workers go months or years without obtaining the compensation that they deserve.

Injured at work? Contact Roger Fincher Attorney at Law at (785) 222-4066 for a free consultation with our workers comp lawyer!

What To Do If an Accident Occurs in the Workplace

While most people are aware that worker’s compensation benefits exist, many do not know what they should do if they are injured at work. If you should ever suffer a work-related injury, there are several steps you must follow to stay in control of the situation and maximize your chances of claim approval.

  • Step One- Seek Medical Help
    • If your injuries are serious enough to require emergency care, immediately head to the closest medical center or have someone call for an ambulance. For less serious injuries, consult with your employer before seeking medical help. Your employer will likely direct you to a specific medical provider that handles treatment for their workers’ compensation recipients.
  • Step Two- Tell your Employer Immediately
    • In the state of Kansas, injured employees must notify their employer of their injuries within 20 days of their accident or injury. Your notice must contain information about when and where the accident happened, as well as the specific injuries suffered and who was involved in the incident.
    • If this window of time expires and you have not yet informed your employer, you may lose your right to seek benefits. If you are seeking benefits but are no longer an employee of the company, this time frame is shortened to 10 days.
  • Step Three- Keep Detailed Records
    • Once you have told your employer what has happened and you have seen a doctor, it is vital that you keep a thorough set of records regarding all pertinent information about your injury and treatment. This information can prove what happened, who provided you help, and what compensation you are entitled to receive.
    • Keep notes of documents including medical invoices and receipts, names of doctors and paramedics who treated you, important dates of treatment, days that you missed work, and any eyewitness testimonies.

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When Should I Hire a Workers Comp Lawyer?

Knowing when to hire a workers' comp lawyer is necessary in order to obtain maximum compensation for your claim. Workers’ compensation benefits can be obtained if you were injured while working, performing a job under the scope of your employment, or while traveling on direct business for your company.

  • In Kansas, it is within your best interest to file a claim and hire a workers comp lawyer as soon as your injury occurs. According to Kansas Workers Compensation Law, a claim may be denied if an employee fails to notify their employer within 20 calendar days from the date of an accident or 10 days after their last day of work.

Workers’ compensation benefits can be used to cover the cost of medical bills, lost income/wages, long-term treatment, and disability. Unfortunately, the process of filing a claim is often complex and, in some cases, injured workers have their claims unjustly denied.

A Topeka workers’ compensation attorney can help you with:

  • Filing a claim with the insurance company
  • Communicate with your employer and their insurance company
  • Represent you at benefits hearings and court appointments
  • Negotiate settlements
  • Appealing denied benefits
  • Litigating on your behalf
  • Assist in filing all necessary paperwork related to workers’ compensation

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Reach Out to Roger Fincher Attorney at Law for a Free Consultation

If you need assistance with workers’ compensation, it is better to hire an attorney sooner rather than later. Having a lawyer on your side can help make a significant difference in the outcome of your case. Our firm offers personalized legal representation from start to finish. Our Topeka workers’ compensation lawyer has more than 25 years of experience and has handled thousands of cases.

Contact us online or by phone at (785) 222-4066 for a free case evaluation.

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