Workers Compensation Claims in Kansas City Affected By Kansas Governor Signing H.B. 2134 In To Law

Every day, each one of us goes off to work. We worry about traffic, workload, meetings etc., along with what we have obligated ourselves to after the work day and week has ended. We work to sustain and maintain a lifestyle. Seldom, do we ever think about getting injured at work, injured to the point of possible disability. Just think about that for a minute. . . . . . . Ok, now that you’ve thought about it, what would you do if your workers compensation claim was denied? Oh, so you think it “can’t” be? Well, it happens and it happens all the time. Due simply to lack of guidance and the knowledge of the victims rights people suffer when compensation is available. Legal advice is available to you, do not hesitate another moment before making a call that can easily improve the situation for the injured victim.

In April of 2011, the Governor of Kansas signed into law H.B. 2134. This is the first reformation of the states workers compensation law since 1993. The new law is seemingly a compromise between companies and their employees. Listed below is an overview of H.B. 2134:

* Ends payment of unwarranted claims by raising the minimum required for an incident to be compensable;

* Overturns court decisions that eroded the workers compensation system;

* Clarifies that employers are entitled to a credit for pre-existing conditions; and

* Increases benefit caps for injured workers who have lost the ability to work.

What does this mean to you? Once you have been injured on the job it is imperative you become immediately aware of your rights. Without knowledge and the proper legal guidance it is impossible to receive what you are entitled to and for any extended amount of time. Under the Kansas Workers Compensation Act, the burden of proof is on the victim to prove their right to compensation and to prove the various conditions these rights depend upon. The whole picture is viewed when deciding whether the injured victim has satisfied the burden of proof.

Mike Lawless can advise on whether to bring a claim and provide the best legal advice. At Lawless law firm we work diligently with doctors and taking any and all legal action necessary to obtain compensation for injured or disabled victims. We will work for the victim in claims and denied claims to get the compensation you deserve.  Let us maximize results and get you what you deserve and are entitled to by law. Let us guide and help you, with our experience and knowledge, in making certain that your rights and your family are protected and taken care of. You cannot and should not do it alone. Call our Kansas City Workers Compensation lawyer today at 1-800-734-3771 for a free consultation! We are ready and waiting. We will gladly schedule weekend or night appointments to meet your working needs.