Yesterday we talked about how you are compensated for your missed time, following a work related injury, under Kansas Work Comp. law. As you know, whether you are injured in Overland Park, or anywhere in Kansas, you will not get paid until after 21 consecutive missed days (7 of which are the waiting period and not reimbursed). You also know that your Work Comp. wages will be two-thirds of your average weekly pay. But what if you normally get overtime? What if you normally receive fringe benefits that are now unavailable to you? Well, Kansas Work Comp. has you covered in both circumstances. That is because the "average weekly wage" is calculated as follows: Base Wage + Average Weekly Overtime + Weekly Fringe Benefits.
When we get a new client one of the first things we discuss, and review, is this above calculation. Your weekly wages should never just be what appeared on your last pay stub; especially, if you are entitled to overtime and fringe benefits. If the calculation is inaccurate, even only by a few dollars, it could cost you hundreds of dollars later. Need an attorney to review you Kansas Work Comp. case and wage calculations? Call us NOW 913.602.7288 our experienced attorney would be glad assist you.
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