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Workers' Compensation Lawyer in Wichita

Most employees who are injured on the job are covered by an employer’s workers' compensation insurance.

Workers' compensation is designed to provide timely medical care and lost wages to those who are injured on the job. In exchange, in most cases, employers are protected from being sued by injured workers who might otherwise pursue a personal injury claim.

However, that does not make these claims straight forward. Injured workers are often best served by early consultation with an experienced Wichita workers' compensation attorney for a number of reasons:

  • A workers’ compensation insurer, like any other at-fault insurance company, is not on your side. They are looking to limit the cost of your claim. Submitting to medical examinations, signing documents, or agreeing to a settlement, can all significantly impact, or even eliminate, your right to collect damages should additional medical complications arise or in cases where the insurance company is not living up to an agreement.
  • An insurer could decide all or part of your injuries are the result of a pre-existing condition.
  • An insurer could deny rehabilitation or home-care costs.
  • An insurer could insist you return to work sooner than you are able.
Wichita workers compensation attorney Riedmiller, Andersen & Scott

The truth is an injured employee is always in a better position with the experienced legal help from the Wichita Workers' Comp Attorneys at Riedmiller, Andersen & Scott.

Wichita Work Injury Claims

Common causes of work injury claims in Kansas include:

  • Auto accidents
  • Falls
  • Struck by Object
  • Electrocution
  • Chemical injuries
  • Repetitive stress
  • Environmental exposure
  • Amputation or crush injuries

Personal Injury Claims for Work Injury

There are instances where an injured employee may pursue a personal injury claim after being injured on the job:

  • Not covered by workers’ compensation: In an increasing number of cases, employers are attempting to eliminate the expense of workers’ compensation insurance. Categorizing workers as independent contractors is a common tactic, but there are a number of others. If an employer does not have workers’ compensation insurance, an injured employee may pursue a personal injury claim.
  • Third-party liability: While workers’ compensation aims to provide coverage to injured workers without regard to fault, these claims generally do not provide all of the compensation a victim would be entitled to recover in a personal injury claim, particularly non-economic damages for things like pain and suffering. One of the primary jobs of your Wichita workers’ compensation attorney is to thoroughly investigate the causes of your injury and identify all of the parties responsible. When a third-party can be identified as being partially at fault, a personal injury claim can be pursued, in addition to the workers’ compensation claim against an employer’s insurance carrier. Common third-parties found negligent in work accident claims include at-fault drivers who are not employed by a victim’s employer, property owners, contractors, and machine manufacturers or maintenance providers.

The veteran Wichita workers' compensation lawyers at Riedmiller, Andersen and Scott LLC represent injury victims and their families in Wichita, Kansas and the surrounding areas, including Valley Center, Park City, Kechi, Bel Aire, Eastbourough, Andover, Derby, Newton, El Dorado, Arkansas City, Winfield, Haysville, Goddard and Maize. For a confidential consultation to discuss your rights call 316-648-1369.

Workers' Compensation Attorney Q&A

Our team of dedicated workers' compensation lawyers in Kansas is well-versed in the complexities of workers' compensation law. We assist clients in filing claims, negotiating with insurance companies, and representing them in court if necessary. Our goal is to alleviate the stress of legal proceedings, allowing you to focus on your recovery.
Navigating workers' compensation claims in Kansas can be complex due to the legal and procedural nuances involved. This is why having a skilled workers' compensation attorney by your side is essential. We have the expertise to manage the intricacies of your claim, from gathering necessary documentation to advocating for your best interests.
Choosing our Wichita-based law firm for your workers' compensation case means you'll benefit from personalized attention, deep legal expertise, and a commitment to achieving the best possible outcome. If you've encountered a workplace injury, reach out to us to speak with an experienced workers' compensation attorney and explore how we can support you in your claim.

Additional Information in Wichita, Kansas

Kansas Department of Labor Workers' Compensation: Comprehensive information about workers' compensation policies and procedures in Kansas.
OSHA Workplace Safety & Health Topics: Detailed resource by OSHA offering guidelines and information on workplace safety and health standards.
National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) Guide to Workers' Compensation: State-by-state comparison of workers' compensation laws, helpful for understanding differences across states.
American Bar Association - Workers' Compensation Section: This committee examines substantive issues common to all state workers' compensation systems, the procedures governing the administration and adjudication of those laws, and the relationship between workers' compensation laws and other federal and state employment laws.



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