Now that I'm Injured, am I Eligible for Workers' Compensation from my Salina Employer?

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Outside of our home, the workplace is where we spend the majority of our time. For 30 to 40 hours a week, it’s where we collaborate with coworkers and work hard to make a living for our families. In a perfect world the workplace is a haven where we also feel safe from physical injury. Unfortunately this isn’t always the case. Many times injuries are caused by unavoidable accidents, but if an injury was caused by intentional negligence by your employer then you might be eligible for a workers’ compensation claim. Consequences of an accident include lost wages, hospital bills, and permanent damage to your emotional and physical health. The professionals at Mann, Wyatt & Tanksley have you covered with our significant experience handling workers’ compensation cases in Salina and communities all over Kansas, Nebraska and Missouri!

Employer negligence occurs when you are deliberately put into unsafe work conditions with no precautions made to protect your well-being. According to statistics published by the U.S. Department of Labor, over 50% of the 3 million injuries occurring in the workplace during 2012 were serious accidents. They resulted in time away from work or a restriction in mobility that affected a worker’s job performance. These statistics grimly illustrate the frequency of serious workplace injuries and a need for workers compensation attorneys. Surprisingly, only a small percentage of Kansas lawyers handle workers’ comp claims. However, this is not the case with Mann, Wyatt & Tanksley.

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

Just under half of our cases are workers’ comp claims. Our expertise and specialty in workers’ comp cases sets us apart from the other law firms in the area, and provides a service that would’ve otherwise gone unfulfilled. In one case among many, we helped a construction worker in Hutchinson not only receive the surgery from the doctor he needed, but also got him back to work 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 believe you’ve been the victim of negligence in the workplace, contact the workers’ compensation attorneys at Mann, Wyatt & Tanksley so we can discuss your rights!