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.
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.
Understanding Post Award Medical Review and Modification
An employee who suffered an injury and is receiving benefits under the Kansas Workers Compensation Act may undergo changes – injuries may worsen, for instance – or the employer or insurance carrier may suspect that the employee no longer needs the level of benefits they are receiving.
What If My Employer Doesn’t Have Insurance?
The Kansas Workers Compensation Act (KWCA) of 2011 made drastic changes to how employees can receive compensation for medical expenses and lost wages due to injuries and illnesses sustained at work. The KWCA established new filing hurdles and seemed to favor employers and their insurance providers against employees injured or ill because of workplace conditions or accidents.
The Fight Against Kansas’s Unfair Permanent Disability Cap
The attorneys at Wichita-based Slape & Howard, staunch advocates for reform to the state’s workers compensation system, recently attended a hearing in Topeka to advocate for Senate Bill (SB) 164, which would expand benefits by eliminating current benefit caps for those permanently disabled.