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Workers Compensation & Third Party Claims

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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Frequently Asked Questions About Workers Compensation

Our team of attorneys at Slape & Howard has been spearheading a drive to revise the state’s 2011 Kansas Workers Compensation Act (KWCA), which reduced benefits and made it harder for employees injured at work to receive the compensation for medical expenses and lost wages due them.

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Slape & Howard Moves Into Aero Plains Brewing Space

Brewing a great beer requires the right combination of hops, malt, grain, and yeast. Brewing a great personal injury law practice requires experience, tenacity, and knowledge about the ever-changing workers compensation laws that keep insurance company profits flowing while leaving injured employees thirsty for benefits.

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How a Higher Disability Threshold Is Hurting Injured Workers

The workers’ compensation attorneys at Wichita-based Slape & Howard are working with other attorneys and legal groups throughout the state to roll back the onerous new standards that drastically curtail and even deny benefits to workers injured on the job.

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Fighting Against the Kansas Workers Compensation Act

The Kansas Workers Compensation Act (KWCA) of 2011 was enacted largely in response to a 2009 State Supreme Court ruling, Bergstrom v. Spears Manufacturing Co.

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Slape & Howard Give Back to Local Charities

The attorneys at Slape & Howard here in Wichita are not only dedicated to helping Kansans get back on their feet after personal injuries, disabilities, and workers compensation claims, but they are also fully committed to the local community as a whole.

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How the Kansas Workers' Compensation Act Is Harmful to Businesses

The Kansas Workers' Compensation Act (KWCA) of 2011, which increased the hurdles for injured workers to file claims and receive benefits while enriching the insurance companies liable for those benefits, has been under legal attack since its enactment.

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How the Kansas Workers' Compensation Act Is Harmful to Injury Victims

Workers' compensation is a program, mandated by the state, that compensates employees for illnesses and injuries that occur on or because of the job.

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Choosing a Workers' Compensation Attorney

In 2018, more than 36,000 Kansas workers were injured on the job or became ill as a result of their work, 61 of them fatally.

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The Workers' Compensation Claims Process in Kansas

The Workers' Compensation Act is complicated at best. The new system is set up so that it is more difficult to file a claim, and you can easily get thrown out of the system in a shorter amount of time.

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