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Broken Arm Injured Worker

In fiscal year 2020, which ended on September 30, 2020, the Kansas Division of Workers Compensation received reports of 45,281 total occupational injuries and illnesses. Traumatic injuries were the largest category at 43,615 reported cases.

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Broken Arm Injured Worker Compensation Coverage

Fortunately, almost every business in Kansas will provide workers compensation benefits for employees who are injured or fall ill on the job. There are, however, certain restrictions and exclusions.

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worker in neck brace with broken arm and businessman in blue jacket shaking hands over table in office

If you’re injured or fall ill at work in Kansas, your medical bills and any lost wages will be covered by the state’s workers compensation system, which is considered the “exclusive remedy” for workplace injuries and illnesses.

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A woman holds her arm cast up while on the phone

You’ve just made your way through the thicket of administrative hurdles that accompany the workers compensation system in Kansas. You’re receiving payment for lost wages due to your temporary or permanent disability, and now you want to know if that money is taxable.

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A man tends to an injured woman's ankle on a job site

You’re out on workers compensation and recovering from injuries that prevent you from doing your primary job, but what if an employment opportunity arises that you can do despite your injuries and recovery program? Can you take it and still retain your workers compensation benefits?

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Man Holding His Knee

More than 900,000 cases involving days away from work were reported in the U.S. private sector in 2018. 30% of those injuries — or nearly 273,000 cases — involved musculoskeletal disorders or “ergonomic injuries” involving repetitive stress injuries.

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A man with an injured hand fills out a form across from another man

Since the enactment of the 2011 Kansas Workers Compensation Act (KWCA), and the subsequent adoption of the 6th edition of the American Medical Association’s (AMA) “Guides to the Evaluation of Permanent Impairment,” workers compensation claims in Kansas have become harder and harder to file and seem to come with much stingier payouts.

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Work Injury Claim Form next to a calculator

To help you understand the new workers compensation claims and payment landscape in Kansas, our team at Slape & Howard has prepared a list of frequently asked questions with corresponding answers so that you can know more about how workers compensation works in Kansas.

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Wichita, Kansas skyline at night

Soon, our team at Slape & Howard will be tapping into the Delano neighborhood when we relocate our offices from our longtime location on South Broadway in Wichita to the vacant Aero Plains Brewing space on North Handley.

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