Understanding Workers’ Compensation Benefits In Kansas And Missouri
After a workplace accident, determining the medical benefits that are available to you can be a challenging task. You need to make certain that your injuries are properly diagnosed and that you receive qualified medical treatment. At our law firm, helping you get the maximum benefits to which you are entitled is our top priority.
We are the Overland Park attorneys for workers’ compensation benefits at Ankerholz & Smith. Our firm represents people who have been injured due to another party’s negligence while on the job throughout Kansas and Missouri. Our team of legal professionals has more than 25 years of experience and has helped hundreds of people recover compensation and benefits in workers’ comp cases.
Types Of Disability Benefits
A person who is injured is entitled to all benefits needed to cure or relieve the negative effects of the injury. There are certain types of disability benefits, including:
- Temporary total disability: When an employee is unable to engage in any type of substantial employment.
- Permanent total disability: When an employee has been rendered completely and permanently incapable of engaging in any type of substantial or gainful employment. This can include the loss of both eyes, hands, arms, feet, legs or a combination.
- Permanent partial general disability: When an employee sustains permanent partial disability that is not specifically covered by the schedule of injuries.
The earlier you can get to a lawyer, the better. Many times adjusters will give smaller settlement offers with hopes that you will settle for the amount they offer. In most situations, this amount does not even come close to the amount to which you are entitled.
Our attorneys can provide an objective analysis of the situation and help you get to a doctor who specializes in evaluating your type of injury and can determine the best course of action in obtaining medical treatment. We work with a network of knowledgeable and reputable medical professionals.
Representing Workers’ Compensation Clients For Over 25 Years
If you have been injured in an accident on the job, you can turn to our lawyers for knowledgeable legal advice, personal service and commitment. At Ankerholz & Smith, the initial consultation is free. We can be reached online or by phone at 913-800-6071.