Topeka Workers’ Compensation Benefits Lawyer
Roger Fincher, Attorney at Law Understands Your Rights as an Employee
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.
If you need help receiving your workers’ compensation benefits, call Roger Fincher Attorney at Law at (785) 222-4066and schedule a free consultation.
What Do Workers’ Comp Benefits Cover in Kansas?
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:
- Compensation for permanent injuries related to the accident
- Temporary compensation for loss of wages while unable to work due to recovery
- Coverage for rehabilitation and job training
- Medical costs associated with the injury
- Benefits and compensation to surviving family members after a death
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.
Types of Disability Compensation Benefits in Kansas
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:
- Temporary Total Disability: This is paid when the employee, due to an injury, is unable to engage in any type of substantial and gainful employment.
- Permanent Total Disability: This is paid when the employee, due to an injury, has been rendered completely and permanently incapable of engaging in any type of substantial and gainful employment.
- Permanent Partial Scheduled Disability: This is paid when the employee sustains complete or partial loss of use of a body part, such as an arm, due to a job-related injury.
- Permanent Partial General Disability: This is paid when the employee sustains permanent partial disability not specifically covered by the schedule.
- Survivor's Benefits: These are paid to an employee’s surviving spouse and dependent children if death occurs as a result of injury.
For more information about the details surrounding these types of disability benefits, contact our experienced attorneys for a consultation to discuss your case.
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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.
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