Workers Compensation Overview

Turned Down for Workers Comp Benefits?

Representing Injured Workers in Kansas and Missouri

If your workers’ compensation claim was denied, or you believe you are entitled to further benefits, we can help. Our firm practices extensively in work injury and work-related disability claims. Our strong advocacy and experience enables us to effectively appeal workers’ comp denials and work toward getting clients approved for full compensation.

Based in Lenexa, with an office in Grandview, Michael R. Lawless, P.A., Attorney at Law represents workers throughout eastern Kansas and western Missouri. Contact us for a free consultation to discuss the accident or illness that’s keeping you off the job. We represent warehouse workers, factory workers, construction workers, office workers, drivers, mechanics, health care workers, police officers, fire fighters, EMTs, government workers, and anyone else hurt on the job.

Workers Compensation Claims: 1-800-734-3771, 913-681-5566, or 816-966-0099

By state law, employees are entitled to replacement of wages and payment of medical expenses directly relating to a qualifying injury. We have a solid record of securing rightful benefits for all types of work-related injury, including workplace or vehicle accidents, lifting injuries, repetitive work injury, and stress-related disability.

Because we practice in both states, we can advise Kansas residents who live or were hired in Missouri, and vice versa, on the best jurisdiction to file a claim. For instance, Kansas pays lower weekly benefits for total temporary disability than Missouri, but unlike Kansas, repetitive based carpal tunnel syndrome claims are not viable in Missouri at this time.

Personal Attention: The Information You Need

If you are denied benefits, we will present your claim to your employer’s insurance carrier. Many Kansas City area companies and their insurers know that we are fully prepared to go to trial when necessary, and will settle your claim fairly once we get involved and you have reached maximum improvement with regard to your physical injury. In Missouri, we seek additional compensation through the Second Injury Fund for workers with previous injuries or disabilities. In Kansas, we seek work disability for those who can no longer perform certain job tasks that they previously could in the preceding 15 year period and who have suffered at least a 10% wage loss.

With 27 years of experience in injury compensation, Mike Lawless has accumulated extensive medical knowledge. He not only explains the workers’ compensation process, but takes the time to explain to clients the physiology of the injury and what’s causing it. We collect no attorney’s fees upfront — we are paid out any compensation we secure on your behalf.

Contact Mike Lawless today to discuss your workers’ compensation initial claim or denial with an experienced lawyer. We offer a free initial consultation, with evening and weekend appointments available.