Now That I'm Injured at My Dodge City Job, am I Eligible for Workers' Compensation?

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The work environment is where we spend over 30 to 40 hours a week. Next to our homes, it’s where we spend the majority of our time. Our job is where we earn wages to supply a living for our families, and where we work to feel productive and fulfilled. We also want the workplace to be a safe atmosphere free of potential physical injury. This is unfortunately not always possible. Injuries in the workplace are usually caused by accidents that can’t be avoided. However, if your injury is due to the intentional negligence of your employer, then you need to consider filing a workers’ compensation claim to receive benefits. A serious accident is a life-changing event that can result in lost wages, hospital costs, in addition to permanent emotional and physical damage. Mann, Wyatt & Tanksley has substantial experience winning workers’ comp cases all over Kansas, Nebraska and Missouri. Our lawyers are ready to help!

Statistics published by the U.S. Department of Labor bring to the light the high frequency of serious workplace injuries, and the need for workers’ compensation attorneys to help injured victims. Amazingly, only a small percentage of lawyers in Kansas deal with workers’ comp claims. Mann, Wyatt & Tanksley are the exception to the rule, as this case type is one of our specialties. Employer negligence is when a worker is knowingly placed into unsafe work conditions without the proper safety measures taken to prevent injury. Based on the published data from 2012, over 1.5 million of the 3 million workplace injuries were the result of serious accidents. These wrongfully injured workers experienced extensive time away from work, and/or a limitation in physical mobility that affected their job performance.

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

One of our workers’ comp cases that stand out, concerns an injured Hutchinson construction worker. We not only helped him acquire the right doctor to perform the surgery he needed, but also helped him return 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.” Close to half of our entire case-load are workers’ comp claims. With our area of expertise in workers’ comp cases, we provide a special service that is largely unfulfilled by the majority of Kansas lawyers in communities including Dodge City. Mann, Wyatt & Tanksley and our workers’ compensation attorneys want to help with your case. Please call our lawyers if you are the victim of workplace negligence, so we can discuss your rights!