Workers’ Compensation Overview

Workers’ Compensation Overview

Kansas City Lawyers Serving Injured Workers

If you are injured on the job or become unable to work due to a work-related illness or disability, you need financial assistance to pay medical bills and cover living expenses. Under Missouri and Kansas law, you may qualify for workers’ compensation benefits.

Preparation and comprehensive knowledge of workers’ compensation laws are key factors to successfully collecting benefits when you are injured. Unfortunately, injured individuals who file workers’ compensation claims on their own often relying on reports from independent medical examinations (IME) performed by doctors who do not have their best interests in mind.

How much can you recover? If you are injured on the job and qualify for workers’ compensation benefits, you should receive reimbursement for medical treatment, payments for time off work while you recover and compensation payment for any permanent disability you incurred as a result of your injury.

At the law firm of Kelly Law Office, P.C., in Liberty, Missouri, we have more than 40 years of cumulative experience helping injured individuals collect the full amount of workers’ compensation benefits they deserve. Our clients work with an attorney from start to finish. We explain the process and answer key questions, including:

Experienced Legal Help With Your Workers’ Compensation Claim

Whether you work in Missouri or Kansas, workers’ compensation laws do not require you to prove that your employer or co-worker was negligent in order to receive benefits. You only have to prove that you suffered an injury while working, and your work was the prevailing factor in causing the injury.

The first step is reporting your injury to your employer immediately. Your employer is required to report the injury to the Division of Workers’ Compensation.

You should also request treatment for your injuries from your employer. Be as specific as possible with health care providers about your pain and the effects of treatment.

The third important step is to contact an experienced workers’ compensation attorney as soon as possible. In both Missouri and Kansas, there are time limits that must be met when filing a claim. We will monitor these important deadlines, collect medical reports, complete the forms and guide you through the process.

Get Answers To Your Important Questions

Our Kansas City workman’s compensation attorneys can answer your questions, review the facts of your case and provide a straightforward assessment during a free initial consultation. Call us at 816-760-2174 or email us to schedule an appointment.