Accident Attorneys for Workers Compensation, Occupational Injuries and Construction Site Accidents in Kansas, Nebraska, and Illinois
Workers Compensation and Occupational Injury Attorneys, Brad Pistotnik Law, P.A. When you are injured in an on-the-job injury in Wichita, Kansas; Kansas City, Kansas; Garden City, Kansas; Dodge City, Kansas; Liberal, Kansas or any other state, there are different rules that apply to each state and how they view the payment of compensation for Workers Compensation benefits. It is important to choose the appropriate state law applicable for your particular injury. For example, if you were an over-the-road truck driver and are hired in Kansas but had an accident that occurred in Illinois, you would have a choice of both Kansas and Illinois as a state to file your Workers Compensation claim in, both states would be appropriate.
The state of Kansas is not the most favorable place for injured workers due to a change in the way disability and permanent functional loss of impairment is determined. The American Medical Association’s Guide to Permanent Functional Impairment came out with a Sixth Edition in January of 2015. The new guide to permanent functional loss was adopted by the Kansas Legislature for use in all Workers Compensation accidents that occur after January 15, 2015. The problem with the new rating system is, that it provides lower rating systems than the old Fourth Edition of the AMA’s Guide to Permanent Functional Impairment, which makes new cases after January 15, 2015, have lower value than cases before January 15, 2015.
If you have an accident on the job in Kansas, you must give notice to your employer within ten (10) days of the date of the accident, or you could lose your suit for failing to give proper notice of the injury. Workers Compensation cases and job site injury cases are normally classified as a Workers Compensation case. In some different factual scenarios, an injured worker harmed by a third person who is not a co-employee or where a person is injured while driving a vehicle due to the fault of another, may have third party claim against the driver or the other person’s employer. A third party liability claim simply means that a person has been injured while on the job and it is due to someone else’s negligence and that person is not their co-employee. Many times this occurs by auto accidents when you are driving a car for your employer and someone else is at fault. Another situation that commonly occurs, is when an employee is working on a job or construction site, for a different company and gets injured due to the other company’s workers’ negligence. This usually causes extreme personal injuries to the injured worker. The task for the lawyer is to get around the Doctrine called the Exclusive Remedy Doctrine. In many states the Borrowed Servant Doctrine may apply. These Doctrines of law are trying to keep an injured person from suing the actual party that harmed them, which is unfair to the injured worker. Brad Pistotnik Law, P.A., located in Wichita, Kansas and serving states including Kansas, Nebraska, Illinois and others, helps injured workers and their families recover substantial monetary damages for severe injuries.
In Kansas, many workers in places like Tyson Foods, Inc., Cargill, Inc., Spirit AeroSystems, Inc. and many other large employers, work their workers in heavy manual labor, causing injury to the workers’ bodies over time. When an injury occurs on the job, some of the employers will look to fire their employer as fast as humanly possible, even though they are not supposed to fire a worker for filing a Workers Compensation claim. In order to know your rights, you must have a lawyer that understands the administrative and civil law surrounding the areas of Workers Compensation and on-the-job construction site injuries.
Injured workers suffering Workers Compensation accidents and/or personal injury accidents from third party claims, due to the negligence of others, can get immediate free consultations by calling Brad on his cell phone at 316-706-5020 or by emailing him at Brad@Bradpistotniklaw.com. The consultations are always free and we work on a percentage. “If I Don’t Win, You Don’t Pay Me A Dime”. Hire The Real Brad!
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