What you may be entitled to, for your Kansas work injury, is drastically different than another type of personal injury (ex. car accident). No matter the injury, or what you earned, the maximum you can recover for a permanent total disability is $155,000. That is unless your spouse or dependent lost their life because of the accident. Then the maximum payable is $300,000. Kansas does have some exceptions to these rules but, only a complete analysis of your circumstance will allow us to determine if your claim qualifies for those.
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The equipment, products, machines, etc. necessary to complete your job may be the very things that cause your injury. When this occurs you are likely wondering if you may both be compensated by your employer and the product manufacturer. The short answer is, it depends. Your Kansas employer will likely be your first, and fastest, source of medical benefits and compensation. Additionally, a third party claim, against the product manufacturer, may also be a source of damage recovery and, likely the largest sources. While both may be responsible for your injury, you cannot double recover (i.e. if you are entitled to $100,000 you cannot recover $100,000 from your employer and $100,000 from the manufacturer, for a total of $200,000).
It is important that you contact us today, to discuss your options, at 913-602-7288 or complete this FORM. The processes, case laws, deadlines, etc. in claims like this are unique and complex. You need a lawyer on your side. Call now.
If you have been injured, while working in Kansas, you may be wondering if suing your employer is an option. Typically, your only recourse is filing a Worker's Compensation claim under the law. A civil suit against your employer will likely be unsuccessful. However, there is an exception to every rule - "Dual Capacity Doctrine". In this instance, it must be shown that your employer took on responsibilities (for you or your work) that are not normally part of their duty to you. If so, you may be able to both recover under the Kansas Worker's Compensation laws and in civil suit.
Your injury and recovery matter to us, whether or not you are able to sue your employer directly. Call us today at 913.602.7288 or complete this FORM, for a free consultation, today.
One of the most important pieces of information you have access to, related to your accident, is your medical records. Save these and keep each in a safe place. This is because, in Kansas, the records contain:
However, oftentimes, the insurance company will want this information for more than just the above reasons. They will want to use it to shift liability back to and/or deny your claim. We strongly suggest that you do not give or give permission to request these records before talking to us 913.602.7288 or completing this FORM. We know how to protect your interests and will fight to get you the money you deserve.
It's that time of year again - back-school. It's an exciting time of year! We'd like to share with you some easy ways to protect your's and other Kansas students from car accident injury.
Being involved in an accident, of any sort, is a scary thing. Being in an accident with a Kansas truck is likely worse. Then your left with medical bills, pain, car damages, etc. To add to it all, you must successfully maneuver the insurance company to get paid. Here are some quick tips for winning your claim:
You've been injured in a Kansas accident, at no fault of your own. You expect to be justly compensated for your damages. You file a claim with the insurance company and patiently await your check. Unfortunately, it is unlikely that getting the money you deserve will be that easy. Even highly successful attorneys must often fight to get what is fair for their clients. We thought you should know the top 10 tactics used to avoid paying you. After all, knowledge is power.
We are pleased to announce that Attorney Tarishawn Morton has been selected for the Top 40 under 40 Kansas Personal Injury Attorney award, by the American Academy of Attorneys. The American Academy of Attorneys is an organization devoted to promoting and recognizing excellence in the legal field. With so many attorneys throughout the United States, choosing the right legal advocate can be difficult. The American Academy of Attorneys has a mission to promote and support the work of the most elite and ethical attorneys in the United States. Less than 1% of all attorneys will be nominated to be a member and even less will be accepted. The American Academy of Attorneys is looking only for the top-tier of attorneys in each field to be members.
It is an organization that supports and promotes excellence in service and application of the law. The American Academy of Attorneys has a mission to promote and support the work of attorneys nationwide as they pursue justice for their clients. By invitation only, [it] provides attorneys with valuable resources allowing them to represent their clients at an elite level. Members not only attain recognition of their work they are now part of an ever-growing network of attorneys who exemplify the top-tier representation [it] looks for. Each attorney is held to the highest professional standards of ethics.
Thank you again to our many clients who have trusted us with their personal injury and Work Comp. claims, across the state of Kansas. We are honored to serve you. If you are reading this because you, or your loved one, have been injured in an accident call us today @ 913.602.7288 or complete this FORM.
We are delighted to announce another special honor nomination - "Top 10 Kansas Personal Injury Attorney".
Attorney T. Morton has been selected as one of Kansas'a TOP 10 injury attorneys, an achievement reserved for only those attorneys who have demonstrated the highest degree of excellence. Because of the stringent standards, less than 1% of attorneys nationwide will receive this invitation. When making the inaugural Top 10 Attorney Personal Injury Law list they considered and evaluated Attorney T. Morton's degree and/or advanced degrees, years practicing Personal Injury Law, awards received, online reputation, professional associations and activities in those associations, publications, and/or speaking engagements. The Top 10 recognizes dynamic attorneys who have and continue to maintain the highest standards of excellence.
Thank you to our past and current clients for all of your support. We are honored by this nomination and by the opportunity to serve you. If you, or your loved one, have been injured in an accident we can help. Call today 913.602.7288 or visit complete this FORM.
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We've said it. You've heard about it. Statistics prove it. Hiring a Kansas personal injury/Worker's Compensation attorney almost guarantees that you will recover more. One of our recent clients is proof of this proposition. He was injured, over two years ago, while working for a large Kansas company. There were immediate lapses in judgement, by his employer, when he required medical attention. Nonetheless, thereafter, he seemed to be getting the care he needed. It wasn't until nearly a year and one-half later that his claim was finally ready to be resolved. Suddenly, the process slowed and he was forced to live without the weekly Work Comp. benefits or any source of income. The severity of his injury, his permanent work restrictions and job skills, meant that he was unable to work. As luck would have it, after receiving an offer of settlement that he felt wasn't fair, he called our office. After reviewing his extensive medical, physical therapy and other records and, seeking an expert's advise and report, we were able to get him just over double what the insurance company had offered before he had us.
Like in the case of our client above, the insurance company is relying on your lack of knowledge. They are professionals at saving their company money and taking advantage of your circumstances. Don't handle your case alone. If you, or your loved one, has suffered a serious injury, anywhere in Kansas, we are here to help you too. Call us today at 913-602-7288 or complete this FORM.
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