Workers' Compensation is designed to ensure that employees who are injured or disabled in a workplace accident are provided with compensation for their injuries whether from a single traumatic event, or from repetitive work over time. Workers' compensation insurance is purchased by employers to protect themselves from claims should an employee be injured on the job. This means that if you are injured at work, whether negligence on the part of the employer occurred or not, you will likely be able to recover benefits through workers' compensation.
Workers' Compensation Laws require employers to provide medical treatment with no cost to you, payment of benefits if your injury renders you temporarily unable to work, compensation for the physical damage, and possibly compensation for economic wage lost if the injury results in a loss of employment. The law also provides for future medical rights and other future access to the court should your injuries change over time. Work related fatalities provide benefits to the surviving spouse and dependent children.
If you or someone you know has been injured in a work related accident, contact Hoffmeister Doherty & Webb LLC for a free consultation. There is no fee unless we recover for you and your family.
Workers' compensation laws establish a comprehensive framework that most employers follow to provide relief to victims of on the job accidents, illness, or death. These laws provide the only protection and only means of compensation for a work accident. One challenging aspect of workers' compensation is the fundamental disconnect between the amount of money an injured worker seeks and the amount of money an insurance company believes is owed under the law. This is how workers' compensation litigation arises. An experienced attorney can make a difference in helping you achieve the results you are looking for.
If you feel that you are entitled to workers' compensation from a work-related injury, you should contact Hoffmeister Doherty & Webb LLC lawyers. Remember, time is of the essence: you must give notice to your employer within 10 days, make a written demand within 200 days, and file your claim within 3 years. If you feel you may have missed any of the deadlines, call us immediately to see if we can fix it and save your case.
At Hoffmeister Doherty & Webb LLC, in Overland Park, Kansas, we have extensive experience in Workers' Compensation law — experience that has been built over the course of entire careers. Our lawyers have dedicated their practice to Workers' Compensation, both on the insurance defense side as well as in the pursuit of compensation for individual claimants. HDW has more than 80 years of combined experience, with a proven record of success and will aggressively represent your interests, both inside and outside of the courtroom.
We take steps to investigate the circumstances surrounding the injury, whether it happened because of a sudden workplace accident, because of repetitive stress or because of exposure to toxic elements that caused an occupational disease. Call Hoffmeister Doherty & Webb at 913-653-8000 for a free consultation. We can walk you through the workers' compensation process, explain the benefits available and take action on your behalf.
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