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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