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Work-Related Vehicle & Travel Accidents

Work-related vehicle and travel accidents are more common than you might think. Whether you're driving a company truck, traveling between job sites, or running errands for work, the risks are ever-present.

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Do You Qualify for Lost Wages Through Workers Compensation?

Under the Kansas Workers Compensation Act, if an employee is injured or becomes ill due to work, that employee may be eligible to receive compensation for lost wages subject to a weekly maximum.

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Injured Workers' Rights in Kansas

At Slape & Howard, we believe in the power of understanding your legal rights. As an injured worker in Kansas, you have numerous rights that exist to protect your well-being and financial stability.

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Understanding Current Workers’ Compensation Wage Caps

Workers' compensation is a system designed to provide financial and medical benefits to employees who suffer injuries or become ill due to their job-related activities. It's a no-fault system, meaning that employees are entitled to benefits regardless of who is at fault for the injury.

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Are Remote Employees Covered Under Workers Compensation?

The modern workplace is evolving. More and more companies are offering remote work opportunities, leading to a significant increase in the number of employees working from home. Based on the U.S. Census data, the population of individuals who primarily work remotely has tripled from 2019 to 2021.

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Light Duty Rights & Requirements

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, there were 2,607,900 total recorded cases of nonfatal injuries and illnesses to private industry employees in the United States in 2021.

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How Do Pre-Existing Conditions Affect My Claim?

While it is possible for workers with pre-existing conditions to receive benefits, there are certain factors that need to be taken into consideration in order to determine if a pre-existing condition will have an effect on your claim.

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I Don’t Like the Doctor They Sent Me To. What Can I Do?

In the United States, 36 states and Washington, D.C. require businesses with one or more employees to provide workers compensation coverage. Kansas is unique it bases its workers compensation coverage mandate on payroll, not on the number of employees.

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What Benefits Are Available Through Workers Compensation?

Workers compensation is a nationwide system of no-fault work-related injury and illness insurance that pays benefits to cover medical expenses and any lost wages.

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What If My Workers Compensation Claim Is Denied?

Kansas overhauled its workers compensation system in 2011 with the passage of the Kansas Workers Compensation Act (KWCA), which tilted the system in favor of employers and their insurance companies.

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