Am I Eligible for Workers' Compensation in Lawrence & Manhattan?

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For 30 to 40 hours a week, the workplace is our home away from home. It’s where we congregate with our team of coworkers, and where we work hard to make a living and feel professionally fulfilled. In an ideal scenario, the work atmosphere is a place where we are also protected from physical injury. The reality is that sometimes it’s not a perfect world. Injuries on the job are usually the result of unpreventable accidents. However, if your employer caused the injury due to intentional negligence, then your eligibility for a workers compensation claim is a very real possibility. Serious accidents can result in lost work wages, hospital bills, and extensive emotional and physical distress. The attorneys at Mann, Wyatt & Tanksley want to help! We have significant professional experience in successfully litigating workers’ comp cases in communities all over Missouri, Nebraska, and Kansas – including Lawrence and Manhattan!

The U.S. Department of Labor has published grim statistics supporting the claim that serious workplace injuries are a problem happening far too often. It also supports the great public need for workers’ compensation attorneys. It makes it all the more alarming that only a small percentage of Kansas lawyers litigate workers’ comp claims. The attorneys at Mann, Wyatt & Tanksley are among the few who make this case type a specialty. So what is “employer negligence”? It occurs when an employer knowingly places an employee into unsafe working conditions without any precautions made to protect their safety. It’s irresponsible and a complete betrayal of your trust. According to the aforementioned statistics, over 50% of the 3 million work injuries reported in 2012 were the result of serious accidents. These injured workers tragically missed significant time from work, and/or their mobility was restricted so severely that it affected their ability to perform their job.

Our Attorneys Have the Experience and Expertise in Workers’ Compensation Cases in the Lawrence & Manhattan, KS Area that Sets Mann, Wyatt & Tanksley Apart From the Rest

A notable workers’ comp case that involved our attorneys was a claim concerning a Hutchinson construction worker. With our help, he not only received the surgery he needed from the right doctor, but we also successfully got him back on the job after the accident. “Being hurt is scary. It’s the worst time of your life,” he says. “And it’s good to have someone there to help.” Nearly 50% of our casework involves workers’ comp claims. What sets us apart from the majority of other firms is our expertise and specialty in workers’ comp cases. We are proud to supply a professional service that would’ve otherwise gone unfulfilled in the community. If you’ve been hurt as the result of workplace negligence, then please contact the workers’ compensation attorneys at Mann, Wyatt & Tanksley. We want to help win your case!