Garden City Worker’s Compensation Lawyers Who Will Stand By Your Side
Hurt at work? Get an attorney who will advocate for your needs
Whether you work in construction or in an office building, getting seriously injured in an on-the-job accident can leave you searching for answers. Am I eligible for workers’ compensation? How am I going to pay my medical expenses? How long can I take off from work? How much will I get paid while I’m out? These are all reasonable questions, and an experienced workers’ compensation lawyer from our Garden City law firm can give you answers. The attorneys from Bretz & Young can get you every workers’ comp benefit that you’re entitled to. Let us lift the burden of your claim off your chest so you can focus on what really matters – your recovery. Contact us today for your free consultation.
Most employers in Kansas are required to carry workers’ compensation insurance so they can pay benefits to workers who suffer job-related injuries or disabilities during the course of their employment. Employees are covered under workers’ compensation as soon as they begin their first day on the job. In the event you suffer a job-related injury or illness, you’ll be entitled to workers’ compensation benefits for your medical expenses and income benefits to replace part of your lost wages. Medical benefits may include:
- Treatment from a licensed healthcare provider
- Surgical, hospital and other medical treatment
- Medications and surgical supplies
- Nursing services
- Crutches and other medical apparatus
- Ambulance services
- Transportation reimbursement for traveling to and from doctor appointments (minimum 5-mile round trip)
Workers’ compensation was created to protect both employees and employers so that they wouldn’t be put in the awkward position of filing lawsuits against each other in the event of a job-related injury. So why do so many injured workers have to jump through hoops or fight with insurance companies to get the benefits they need and deserve? Unfortunately, it’s all about money. Your employer and/or their insurance company might try to downplay the severity of your injury or pressure you into coming back to work before you’re fully recovered. They do this so they can save money on their own bottom line. That’s not right, and that’s not fair. You deserve every benefit that’s due to you. That’s why you need to get a Garden City workers’ compensation lawyer to fight for your needs and make things right.
What are the most common workplace injuries?
If you’ve sustained a job-related injury that forces you to miss time from work while you recover or an on-the-job injury that results in temporary or permanent disability, you will likely be entitled to workers’ compensation. How much will depend on what body part you injured and how severe your injury is. Some common workplace injuries include:
- Muscle strains, sprains, and tears
- Back injuries
- Neck injuries
- Repetitive movement injuries
- Head injuries
- Broken bones
- Brain injuries, including TBI (traumatic brain injury)
- Cuts and bruises
- Exposure to toxic fumes or other hazardous materials
- Hearing loss
Workers’ compensation benefits are supposed to help you get the medical care that you need and reimburse you for a portion of your wages so you can take time off from work to recover. Unfortunately, a lot of injured workers end up having trouble with their claim at some point in the process. That’s when it’s time to turn to an experienced workers’ compensation attorney from our Garden City law firm to advocate for your best interests.
Make things easy on yourself. Contact Bretz & Young today
Your employer has the legal right to choose which doctor you see if you’ve suffered a job-related injury and you’re filing a claim for workers’ compensation. Maybe the doctor your employer chose doesn’t think your injury is as serious as it really is. It could be that the insurance company is trying to say you don’t need certain types of treatment. Or perhaps your employer is pressuring you to get back to work before you’re ready to return. No matter the situation, if you’re having a hard time during any part of the process, our workers’ compensation lawyers can help you. Discover what Bretz & Young can do for you. Contact us today for your free consultation.