Since our founding in 1988, hundreds of clients throughout the area have retained a workers’ compensation attorney from Beam-Ward, Kruse, Wilson & Fletes, LLC. Our lawyers have nearly 40 years of combined experience in handling claims on behalf of injured employees, employers, and insurers. We handle all aspects of workers’ compensation matters in Kansas and Missouri.
At our law offices, we have developed efficient management techniques to minimize the costs that our clients incur because of these claims. Our goal is to streamline the process of successfully resolving workers’ compensation claims so that your issues can be handled quickly. This effective, efficient approach has helped make our firm a success. If you believe that you are entitled to workers’ compensation as a result of a work-related injury or illness but are not receiving any, contact a workers’ compensation attorney from our law offices today.
What Is Workers’ Compensation
Laws regulating workers’ compensation are designed to protect employees who suffer work-related injuries and illnesses by ensuring them fixed monetary compensation while they are unable to work. This protection has been put in place so that work-related injury cases do not have to go through litigation before the injured individual can receive compensation; thus, employees are provided with reliable, timely monetary restitution and the courts are not inundated with workers’ compensation claims.
Workers’ compensation laws also guarantee financial compensation to dependents of employees who are victims of a work-related death or long-term illness. There are also workers’ compensation laws that specifically pertain to particular types of employees, such as miners, merchant mariners, and train operators. An attorney from our firm can help you determine whether you are eligible for monetary compensation.
Am I Eligible For Workers’ Compensation?
If you have been injured in a work-related accident or have come down with an illness as a result of materials that you work with and around, you are probably eligible for workers’ compensation payments. Additionally, if a loved one has been killed as a result of a work-related accident, you can recover damages for lost wages and pain and suffering. In the event of such a death, you may also be able to file a wrongful death claim against the employer.
Workers’ compensation at the federal level is regulated by the Federal Employees’ Compensation Act and, among other things, provides compensation for medical bills incurred and 2/3 of lost salary while an individual is unable to work. Though the Federal Employees’ Compensation Act only applies to individuals who work for the federal government, it sets the standard for workers’ compensation, and nearly all states have laws based on it.
If you would like to learn about more workers’ compensation benefits, contact an attorney from Beam-Ward, Kruse, Wilson & Fletes, LLC today. They can review your case and determine whether you are entitled to damages.