Am I Eligible for Workers' Compensation From My McPherson Employer?

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Our workplace is our home away from home. It’s where we spend 40 hours a week with coworkers to earn a livelihood and to forge professional friendships. We would all like to imagine that the place we work is a safe refuge from severe physical injury. Regrettably this isn’t always the case. Work-related injuries are the result of accidents in most cases. However, you could be eligible for a workers’ compensation claim if the injury was due to employer negligence. Serious injury can result in lost work wages, hospital expenses, and physical and emotional suffering. The attorneys at Mann, Wyatt & Tanksley have considerable experience in dealing with workers’ comp cases in communities across Kansas, including McPherson and neighboring regions. Let’s look closer at this case-type and see if you qualify.

When no precautions were taken to prevent injury, or if you were deliberately placed in an unsafe work environment, then this is a case of employer negligence. The U.S. Department of Labor published some alarming 2012 statistics that show over 50% of the 3 million workplace injuries were the result serious accidents. The injured employees missed significant time away from work, and/or were restricted in mobility so much that it affected their job performance. This data grimly shows that because of the regularity of serious workplace injuries, there is a tremendous need for attorneys who specialize in workers’ compensation. Surprisingly, Mann, Wyatt & Tanksley is one of the few firms to handle such cases, as a very small number of attorneys in Kansas handle workers’ comp claims.

Our Experience and Expertise in Workers’ Compensation Cases in McPherson, Kansas Sets Mann, Wyatt & Tanksley Apart From the Rest

Workers’ comp claims make-up just under 50% of our entire case-load. Our specialization and expertise in this field satisfies a public need that would’ve otherwise gone unfulfilled. It also sets us apart from the large number of law firms who don’t handle this type of case. One example of a client who benefited from our service involves a Hutchinson construction worker. Our attorneys helped him find the specific doctor he needed to perform the correct surgery. Most importantly, we helped him get back to work so he could reclaim his livelihood after the accident. “Being hurt is scary,” he says. “It’s the worst time of your life and it’s good to have someone there to help.” If you’ve been the victim of workplace negligence, please contact the workers’ compensation lawyers at Mann, Wyatt & Tanksley so we can talk about your case!