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.
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