Wichita Workers’ Compensation Attorney
The vast majority of work-related injuries are covered by an employer’s workers’ compensation insurance. While workers’ compensation is an insured benefit, the cost of an injured worker is a cost many employers would prefer to avoid. As a result, it’s important to accurately document your injuries and protect your rights if you are filing for workers’ compensation. At the Franklin Law Office, our lawyer assists and represents injured workers in preparing medical information and other documentation in applying for workers’ compensation. Since occasionally an employer may require you to see a doctor working for their insurance company, it is always wise to see your own doctor as well. An insurer’s doctor may attempt to downplay your injury, claim it is due to a prior condition, or recommend that you return to work before you are able. We protect your job and your rights by asserting the terms of any existing employment contract and the specifics of the law.
Have you been injured while at work? Are you no longer able to carry out the everyday functions of your job? If so, you should contact a Wichita workers’ compensation attorney as soon as possible. There are mandatory deadlines to meet when filing for workers’ compensation in Kansas. At the Franklin Law Office, we can let you know all your options and provide the help you need.
Protect your rights. Call 316-264-5664 today for a free initial consultation.
DO YOU FEEL YOU ARE NOT BEING HEARD BY THE COMPANY DOCTOR?
There is a way to get a second opinion, an “unauthorized medical allowance.” The company has no right to dictate whom you see for this . It is an important tool to get you away from the company doctor you are unsatisfied with.
Insurance companies assign “medical case managers” who may intrude in your treatment – but you have a right to consult in private with a doctor. Remember, a company doctor works for an insurance company. Insurance companies are “for profit” businesses who answer to shareholders. In many cases, insurers introduce cost-reduction programs that encourage reducing the amount of claims paid in a given year. A doctor may even be on an incentive program that ties his or her yearly bonus to a reduction in claims payouts. In some cases, then, a company doctor may have an incentive to look for a reason to deny a workers’ compensation claim or conclude that your injuries are less severe than you believe they really are.
Recent changes in the law make it all the more important to consult an experienced attorney regarding your claim.
PROTECT YOUR RIGHTS. CALL 316-264-5664 TODAY FOR A FREE INITIAL CONSULTATION.
Most people do not expect to suffer a work injury. It can happen suddenly, or you may develop a condition over time, but whatever the circumstances may be, you have rights. Even if you are receiving benefits, are you sure that you are getting all the benefits you deserve? We can help you receive the full measure of financial and medical benefits you are owed.
WORKERS’ COMPENSATION FOR EVERY INDUSTRY
If you do physical work, you rely on a healthy body. A work injury may severely limit your capacity to maintain your career. We help clients in a variety of occupations:
- Police officers
- Aircraft manufacturing
- Factory work
- Agricultural manufacturing
- Skilled laborers
You don’t have to wait for your claim to be approved to start receiving benefits. We can help get you the money or accommodated work you need while your claim is being filed.
WORKING FOR UNION LABORERS
Recent case law in Kansas has changed the value and protection of claims for repetitive use injuries. Union workers are often eligible for additional benefits. At the Franklin Law Office, we provide discounts for all union workers.
How do you know if you are getting the comprehensive medical treatment you need? Get a second opinion. By consulting with an attorney today, you can find out how to get a second opinion on your case for free. At the Franklin Law Office, we work to ensure that our clients are getting full medical benefits, including reimbursement for medical mileage and prescription reimbursement.
HAS YOUR WORKERS COMPENSATION BEEN DENIED?
Has your workers compensation been denied for failing to give notice of the accident or injury or positive drug tests? If so please contact our office. There are many legal ways to deal with such denials, in many circumstances. These are very time-sensitive issues, so it is important to call now.
If you have been injured at work, you should contact a workers’ compensation lawyer as soon as possible. At the Franklin Law Office we will work to protect your rights and help you receive the full benefits you deserve. Call (316)264-JONI (5664) or contact Joni Franklin online today for a free initial consultation.