FAQ: Do I Still Talk to My Employer if I Hire a Workers' Compensation Attorney?

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Since the discovery of salt in Reno County during the late 1800s, Hutchinson, Kansas, has continued to enjoy a thriving economy based on salt production, agriculture, manufacturing and more. Today, our city and surrounding area are home to various plants and large companies. If you are a local worker who has suffered a work injury and are considering filing a workers’ compensation claim, you are no doubt considering many factors.

The Mann Wyatt Tanksley Injury Attorneys in Hutchinson specifically handles personal injury and workers’ compensation cases. One question we are asked frequently is if someone pursuing a workers’ compensation claim can still talk to their employer?

According to Mitch Rice, founding partner of the Mann Wyatt Tanksley Injury Attorneys, when you pursue a workers’ compensation claim, you are not really suing your employer— you are simply pursuing a claim in the workers’ compensation system.

“You are allowed to continue communicating with your employer, especially if you’re still employed,” said Rice. “What I do not advise is talking to your employer about medical treatment or anything else related to your workers’ compensation case. That needs to be discussed with your attorney only.”

Do You Need to File a Workers’ Compensation Claim?

If you have suffered a work injury in Hutchinson, we encourage you to contact Mann Wyatt Tanksley Injury Attorneys for a free consultation. Our team of attorneys in Kansas and Missouri have more than 50 years of trial and litigation experience, practicing specifically in the areas of personal injury and workers’ compensation.

The Mann Wyatt Tanksley Injury Attorneys works on contingency fees, which means there are no upfront costs or hourly fees, so you have nothing to lose and everything to gain!

Request a free consultation with our team of Hutchinson workers’ compensation attorneys or contact us directly at (877) 768-2400. We look forward to speaking with you!