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Insomnia Linked To Workplace Injuries

Today, we are constantly going in our lives on an average, and daily basis. From the moment we wake up we are immediately expected to get complete our morning routines in order to get out the door and on to our professional responsibilities. While at work the majority of Americans are working long, and strenuous hours from five to six days a week at the office, and then on top of that are expected to run errands not only for themselves, but their families as well. Yet, are the majority of these individuals who are in “Go” mode constantly getting an ample amount of sleep?

Where Has The Sand Man Gone?

In this day and age it is very rare for an individual to get a healthy, and normal amount of sleep that many health professionals recommend. Normally, it is recommended that individuals get a regular 8 hours of sleep per evening, but as we all know time is of the essence, which is something we lack greatly. In other words, individuals are working and staying up more and resting less. The economy today has also pushed individuals to work harder in order to be seen performing more, and more efficiently in order to keep their employment.

While productivity is a driving force for many companies especially in the midst of economic issues it also is a method that can lead workers to being injured more regularly as well. Recently, a study published in Archives of General Psychiatry took a closer look at what insomnia truly had in store for the majority of workers. The research article took a look insomnia related accidents, and injuries and reported that nearly 274,000 occur each year, which can cost up to $31.1 billion in property and equipment damages as well as medical injury expenses. The study examined 10,000 workers and correlated a 1 to 5 ratio of workers who normally struggled and worked under insomnia related situations.

Hopefully as we look to the future we can only hope that employers will advocate and promote a healthy lifestyle for their employees in order to not only decrease the likelihood of work place accidents and errors, but also in order to help increase the health, happiness, and efficiency of all.

Changes are constantly made within the field of employment, so if you plan on filing a workman’s compensation claim, it would be best to seek professional help. It is important to have someone on your side that knows the law and knows how to make it work for you. Michael R. Lawless, P.A., Attorney at Law specializes in these types of case. He provides a free consultation, including evenings and weekends by appointment, at their offices in Lenexa, Kansas or Grandview, Missouri offices. Call today at 1-800-734-3771, 913-681-5566 or 816-966-0099.

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.