Suffering any injury or illness can be detrimental to your health and quality of life. Whether you have been injured while on the job, or injured in another setting, such as an automobile accident or slipping and falling in a grocery store, you deserve to receive compensation. In order to receive compensation for your suffering outside of the workplace setting, you must prove that another person or party was at fault for your injuries. In order to do this, you must file a personal injury claim against the party you believe to be responsible.
If you have been injured or become ill as a result of a work-place incident or occurrence, you do not need to file a personal injury claim to prove that your employer, co-worker, or any other individual was responsible for your injuries. It may turn out that someone else may have been responsible, however, for purposes of filing a workers’ compensation claim, you do not need to prove fault – you only need to prove that you were in fact injured while on the job.
Under Kansas workers’ compensation law, as in most states, workers’ compensation is a no-fault system. Workers’ compensation is provided to ensure workers are receiving the care they need to recover and get back to work. It is in the best interest of the state of Kansas, employers and workers alike to return to work as soon as possible. For these reasons, it is often unnecessary to establish that anyone was at fault for your workplace injury or illness. The purpose of compensating injured and ill workers is not to place blame on either the employer or the employee. The purpose is only to ensure that Kansas workplaces are as safe and functional as possible.
By having a no-fault system for handling workplace injuries, most claims can be addressed outside of the courtroom, and this reduces the cost of legal representation, eliminates court costs, and eliminates the need for costly depositions and the cost to produce medical records and other documents. This is not to say that there will never be a need for a workers’ compensation case to go to court. There are a variety of reasons why some cases do need to be litigated, however, the majority of workers’ compensation claims resolve quickly and easily on their own.
However, if you have been injured or become ill due to a work-related incident, you need the assistance of a well-qualified Kansas Workers’ compensation attorney to make sure your employer is fulfilling its role under Kansas workers’ compensation law. Oftentimes, injured employees are not aware of how the process works and may mistakenly believe that in order to receive compensation, someone must be at fault for the injury, and this simply is not true. No fault is required for you to receive the compensation you deserve.
Contact Michael R. Lawless, PA for A Free Consultation To Discuss Your Workers’ Compensation Claim
If you or someone you know has suffered a workplace injury, you need the assistance of a qualified and skilled Kansas workers’ compensation attorney to stand by your side and make sure you are receiving the medical treatment, care and compensation that you deserve. Lenexa, Kansas workers’ compensation attorney Michael R. Lawless has 27 years of experience helping injured workers go through the workers’ compensation process and receive compensation for their suffering. Michael R. Lawless has the dedication to advocate for your rights and will work quickly to get your workers’ compensation resolved as soon as possible. To schedule your free consultation with Michael R. Lawless, call us today at (913) 681-5566, or you may reach us toll-free by calling 1 (800) 734-3771. You may also contact us online and we will get back with you as soon as possible.