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.
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