It is possible to get a second opinion, after you have been advised by a Kansas Work Comp. doctor, of your injury. However, it will likely be a visit you must pay for out of pocket. As we discussed in our yesterday's blog, you may be entitled to a reimbursement, up to $500, for seeing an outside provider. If you have an emergency circumstance you should seek immediate care but, if no urgency exists you should seek the advise of your attorney before getting another opinion.
Sometimes you may strongly disagree with the opinion of the approved provider such that it does require a second opinion. That is particularly the case where you're concerned about care, disability rating, untreated injury, etc. A second opinion matters especially when don't get the treatment you are entitled to, and/or the compensation you should get is low.
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Under Kansas Workers' Compensation law, you need not await approval from your employer to see a doctor, after suffering injury. You are able to get any care, reasonably necessary, to treat your injury. For instance if you need to go to the ER you don't have to await your employers approval.
As soon as immediately possible you will also want to notify your employer of your injury. Upon notice the employer has the right to select a doctor to complete your treatment (i.e. an authorized provider). If you then are unsatisfied with the care you are receiving you may ask for a change in provider. Should the employer refuse, and you have good cause to switch, you may request a Kansas Work Comp. hearing. You are also able to seek up to $500, without permission, that can be reimbursed to you.
While it may not be obviously apparent, you do have many rights under the Kansas Work Comp. laws. This process can quickly become overwhelming, particularly if you have been denied benefits. Each case is unique, and our office is happy to help you get the care and money you deserve. Call NOW 913.602.7288 for your free consultation.
It is not uncommon for employers to ask you to travel to-and-fro, using your own car or theirs, for business purposes. There are a number of possible ways to be involved in an accident, while in your own vehicle, and qualify for Kansas Work Comp. & recover damages from the at-fault party's car insurance company. Some common examples of work related travel include:
If you are working in Kansas, or for a Kansas employer, and are involved in an car accident we suggest that you make no statements yet. What you should do right away (besides seek medical attention) is notify your employer of your injury and call us NOW 913.602.7288.
We often get calls from potential clients that wish to sue their employer, civilly, for injury (picture Judge Judy). Sometimes, if the injury had not occurred at work, the injury could be more lucrative if the claim was filed in civil court. However, the Kansas Worker's Compensation laws prevent you from filing a work injury in civil court. That is because the Work Comp. process was created to prevent employers from going bankrupt. The biggest difference is that, under Work Comp. law you cannot recover pain and suffering, lost future income (although you may qualify for loss of earning capacity), emotional damages, etc. Kansas Work Comp. has very clear maximums for recovery, while civil suits do not. However, neither have maximums for medical expenses (which is typically the greatest cost).
If you have been hurt while working, or are unsure if your injury qualifies as a Kansas Work Comp. or civil claim, call NOW 913.602.7288. Our office has handled claims just like yours and can answer your questions.
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As you are aware, Kansas City, Kansas and Kansas City, Missouri highways are frequently used by trucks transporting goods. From meat packing plants to the many large retailers located throughout both states, our highways are busy. Kansas City is the center of the nation, and for that reason the danger level, due to accidents, is higher because:
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If you are in an accident, on the Kansas City, Kansas highways, and have suffered serious injury (to include the death of a loved one), you need an experienced attorney by your side. Your attorney will make sure that you get your medical expenses, lost income, pain and suffering, etc. paid for, and hold the responsible party accountable.
If you or your loved one was hurt in a Kansas highway accident which was another person’s fault, consult with an attorney from Attorney T. Morton right away. We are committed to putting handling your case in an effective and efficient manner. For more information, call us NOW 913.602.7288 and put our experience on your side.
Whether you are driving on the Kansas highways, entering into a store, or riding your bike down the street, etc. there is always some risk of injury. The odds are with you that any injury will not occur; nonetheless, things do happen. Does that mean that being hit by a drunk driver (or any other's negligence action) is part of the assumed risk of being on the roads? The short answer is "no".
To determine if you assumed risk, under Kansas law, you would have had to consciously or knowingly accepted the risks that were inherent to the activity. To determine if you have done so there a number of things we may look at, such as:
If you were seriously injured, even if you signed a waiver/or were told of the risk, you need an experienced Kansas attorney today. We have helped people, just like you, get the money they deserve. Call NOW 913-602-7288.
Quick reminder: Our office is offering a tax time special but, it won't last forever. Lots of you have unresolved criminal matters in the Johnson County, Kansas courts. We are here to offer the chance to make 2019 the year that you don't have this lingering issue, with a tax refund special. Without further ado, the specials are as follows:
If you have a pending criminal matter, in the Johnson County, Kansas courts, you can afford a quality defense. Don't waste any more time and, don't face the charges alone. Call our office NOW 913-602-7288 to take advantage of these special prices.
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Whether you slipped and fell, tripped over something, an item fell on you, etc. you may have a civil claim in the Kansas courts. No matter if the restaurant is in Overland Park, Kansas or anywhere across the state, you must prove negligence. How is that done?
First, you must show that the restaurant caused the hazardous circumstances, or were on notice of the danger and failed to act. It may be necessary to lay the negligence at the feet of the restaurant owner, managers, employees, tenants, etc. What they do, or fail to do, can later become the responsibility of another.
Second, you must show that the restaurant did not make the premises safe and/or failed to warn you of the danger. That can be because they failed to place the "wet floor" sign, didn't place cones around a dangerous area, etc.
Third, even if they claim not have known that the danger existed, it is still possible to hold the Kansas restaurant responsible. Under the law, if they should have know a dangerous condition was present (using the reasonable person standard) the negligence may still stick.
Finally, you must show that the restaurant's in/action was the direct and proximate cause of your injury.
How can you do to prove your case? There are a number of items that may support your Kansas civil claim, such as:
The best thing you can do, besides getting medical attention, is to speak to an experienced Kansas personal injury attorney. You have questions about your unique case and we have answers. Call NOW 913.602.7288.
Here are six quick facts that will help you understand your Kansas Work Comp. functional capacity evaluation:
As we all know, being involved in any accident is a frightening thing. What is scarier? Death caused by the negligence of another driver. Sadly, where motorcycles are involved, serious injury and death, in Kansas City, Kansas happens all too frequently. If you are the surviving party, of someone killed in a motorcycle accident, our hearts go out to you! We'd like to answer some of the more common questions we receive about Kansas wrongful death and survivor rights.
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