FAQ: Am I Entitled to Wage Loss Payments While I am Off Work in Topeka, Kansas?

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Located in the northeast part of Kansas, Topeka is also the state’s capital city. With a population well over one hundred thousand people, there are unfortunately, many work injuries each year. If you are in the Topeka, Kansas, area, and you have suffered a personal injury while at work, the law office of Mann Wyatt Tanksley Injury Attorneys wants you to know that you are entitled to wage loss payments while you are off work.

“You are entitled to Temporary Total Disability (TDD) if your doctor takes you off work completely or you’re so restricted your employer says they don’t have work for you,” said personal injury attorney Mitch Rice, founding partner of Mann Wyatt Tanksley Injury Attorneys Midwest Personal Injury Firm.

According to Rice, another common situation is when an injured employee returns to work, but they are not earning a full wage. This is referred to as Temporary Partial Disability, and in these cases, the employee is owed the difference in wages.

Labor laws may vary by state, but the Kansas Department of Labor site the following disability compensation benefit categories:

  • Temporary Total Disability (TTD): Paid when an employee, due to their injury, is unable to work and make a living for a period of time
  • Temporary Partial Disability: Paid when the injured employee returns to work light or modified duty at a lower wage
  • Permanent Total Disability: Paid when an employee, due to their injury, is completely and permanently unable to make a living
  • Permanent Partial Disability: Paid when an employee sustains complete or partial loss of use of a body part due to a job-related injury

When You’re Off Work in Topeka, Kansas, Due to a Work Injury

If you are currently off work in Topeka, Kansas, due to a work injury, we encourage you to contact Mann Wyatt Tanksley Injury Attorneys for a free consultation. There are absolutely no fees until a settlement or verdict is reached, and we’ve collected millions of dollars in verdicts and settlements for our clients.

Our team of attorneys in Kansas has more than 50 years of trial and litigation experience, practicing specifically in the areas of personal injury and workers’ compensation. You have nothing to lose and everything to gain!

Request a free consultation with our team of Topeka, Kansas, personal injury attorneys or contact us directly at (877) 768-2400. We look forward to speaking with you!