Now that I'm Injured, am I Eligible for Workers' Compensation?

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Besides our home, our job is where we spend most of our time. We team up with coworkers and work hard to earn a living for 30 to 40 hours a week. Ideally the work environment is a place where we also feel safe from physical harm. However, this isn’t always the reality of the situation. Work-related injuries are usually due to inescapable accidents. If intentional negligence by your employer caused an injury, however, then a workers’ compensation claim will need to be filed. An accident can have serious ramifications including: hospital bills, lost wages from work, and permanent emotional and physical injury. The professional lawyers at Mann Wyatt Tanksley Injury Attorneys can help. We have extensive experience with workers’ comp cases in communities all over Nebraska, Missouri and Kansas – including Great Bend!

If you have been intentionally put into an unsafe work atmosphere without any safety precautions taken to ensure your well-being, then this is an example of employer negligence. In 2012, of the 3 million injuries in the workplace, over 50% were the result of serious accidents (according to the U.S. Department of Labor). Injury victims missed extended time from work, or their mobility was restricted so severely that it affected their job performance. Based on these statistics, serious workplace injuries are far too frequent. There is also a great public need for quality workers’ compensation attorneys. Even more alarming, however, is the fact that a surprisingly small percentage of Kansas lawyers handle workers’ comp claims. Mann Wyatt Tanksley Injury Attorneys are one of the few firms who deal with this case type.

Our Experience and Expertise in Workers’ Compensation Cases Sets Mann Wyatt Tanksley Injury Attorneys Apart From the Rest

Just under 50% of our cases are workers’ comp claims. We provide a needed public service that would have otherwise been ignored by the majority of Kansas lawyers. This expertise and specialization sets us apart from the rest, and makes us one of the few to litigate this type of case. One such case that stands out involves an injured construction worker from Hutchinson, KS. We helped him get the exact surgery he needed from the right doctor, and also helped him return to his job so he could continue making a living. He explains: “Being hurt is scary. It’s the worst time of your life and it’s good to have someone there to help.” Please call the workers’ compensation attorneys at Mann Wyatt Tanksley Injury Attorneys if you’ve been injured due to negligence in the workplace. We’d love to help you get back on your feet!