Suffering a work-related injury or illness is likely the last thing on a worker’s mind in Kansas and elsewhere. While no one intends to or plans to suffer a workplace injury, the reality is that this can occur in any work environment. While high risk positions might make it a more likely scenario, even those in low-risk office positions could experience a workplace injury that requires medical treatment and time away from work to heal and recover.
At Landrum & Shouse LLP, our law firm understands the complexities a work-related injury or illness can bring to an employee’s life. Thus, we are dedicated to guiding our clients through their workers’ compensation claim, helping them understand the process and what options they have if a denial occurs.
Gaining a full and comprehensive picture of the situation could help ensure that your formal claim is complete, and all necessary documentation is provided. Because workers’ compensation claims can be multifaceted, it is important to consider all forms of documentation. This includes the worker’s injury report, any documentation of liability determination and all relevant medical records.
Appealing a denial
If your claim for workers’ compensation benefits is denied, it is important to note that you still have options. It is possible to appeal the decision. The first step is to understand why the denial occurred. A legal professional can provide insight and details surrounding the denial, and they can offer options when it comes to appealing the decision. In some situations, it might mean providing additional evidence and documentation.
A workplace injury could result in lost time at work, growing medical bills and ongoing pain and suffering. As such, it is important to understand how these costs and damages would be addressed through a workers’ compensation action. A legal professional can help you understand your rights and what options you have when it comes to seeking workers’ compensation.