Most Kansans are aware of what benefits are covered by workers’ compensation on a general level. We know that there will be medical expenses, lost wages, and possibly the inability to work in the future. However, there is additional information about workers’ compensation that you should be aware of when filing a workers’ compensation claim in Kansas.
There are limits on particular benefits that may not be easy to understand when you initially file a claim. The law regarding workers’ compensation can be very difficult to understand, but with the help of a Kansas workers’ compensation attorney, you will know everything you need to know in order to utilize your workers’ compensation benefits as much as possible. The workers’ compensation benefits provided to eligible employees include the following:
- Medical Benefits: The entire cost to provide medical treatment for a workplace injury or illness is covered by your workers’ compensation benefits. There is no limit on the amount and no time limit on how long treatment can be given. The employer will choose the medical provider who will administer treatment to the injured or ill worker. If you wish to seek medical treatment from a provider of your choice, you can do so, but there may be a limit on the amount the workers’ compensation coverage will pay in benefits.
- Disability Benefits: Payments are made to injured or ill workers for their inability to work, whether the disability is partial or total, and whether the disability is temporary or permanent. The amount of benefits is determined by a percentage of the injured or ill worker’s wage, and is subject to a weekly minimum and maximum limit on the payment amount. Payments continue for so long as the worker is considered disabled.
- Death Benefits: If a worker dies as a result of a workplace injury or illness, the surviving spouse and children are eligible for death benefits based upon a percentage of the worker’s wages, and subject to a cap. Further, a minimum benefit amount is provided regardless of what the workers’ wages were. The death benefits also provide a burial allowance.
How a Kansas Workers’ Compensation Attorney Can Help You
In order to ensure that you are receiving the workers’ compensation benefits you deserve, you should seek the opinion of a Kansas workers’ compensation attorney who can help you successfully file a workers’ compensation claim and take full advantage of the allowable benefits. Many people handle workers’ compensation claims on their own, however, an attorney can handle the difficult and confusing process on your behalf.
When you have been injured, the last thing you want to do is communicate with your employer’s workers’ compensation insurance carrier, or directly with your employer to dispute coverage issues. Leave this job to an attorney so that you can focus on getting better after your workplace injury or illness. An attorney will relieve a large amount of stress that comes along with being injured or becoming ill in the workplace, and dealing with the workers’ compensation process.
Contact Michael R. Lawless, PA Today to Schedule Your Free Consultation
Workers’ compensation benefits are essential to helping injured and ill workers recover and get back on track. However, you should be aware of what the limits of your workers’ compensation benefits are. To fully understand what to expect and what benefits you will be receiving after filing a successful workers’ compensation claim, you should consider speaking with a Kansas City workers’ compensation attorney as soon as possible. Kansas Workers’ Compensation Attorney Michael R. Lawless has 27 years of experience helping injured and ill individuals recover the compensation they deserve for workplace injuries. To schedule a free consultation, contact Michael R. Lawless, P.A. today by calling us locally at (913) 681-5566, or by calling our toll-free number at (800) 734-3771. You may also contact us online and we will respond as soon as possible.