At the Law Offices of Richard D. Vandever, LLC, I have what it takes to get your employer to pay you the benefits you are owed from a work-related injury or illness. If you are having trouble obtaining the workers’ compensation benefits you are entitled to receive, contact me today.
Workers’ compensation is a set of benefits provided by law to employees who have been injured on the job in an accident or by an occupational disease. The purpose of workers’ compensation is to protect employees in a work-related personal injury claim. In return for receiving workers’ compensation benefits, an employee may not sue his or her employer for the accident that caused the injury.
The extent of the workers’ compensation benefits you are entitled to receive depends on the extent of your injuries. In general terms, there are three types of benefits. The type of benefits you are entitled to depend on how serious your condition is. The benefits you may be entitled to are:
Medical treatment: This is the most basic benefit an injured worker is entitled to under the law
Wage replacement benefits: Often referred to as TTD (temporary total disability) This is intended to replace a portion of lost wages when an employee is unable to work after an injury. These benefits continue until an employee is able to return to work and/or reaches MMI (maximum medical improvement)
Permanent Partial Disability benefits (PPD) This benefit usually involves a lump sum award and is available if you have an injury that has a chronic or residual disabling effect. The amount of compensation is based on a disability rating.
In addition to workers’ compensation, you may be entitled to Social Security or other short- or long-term disability benefits, which are determined separately from workers’ compensation claims.
Your place of work is somewhere that you should feel safe. When you have been injured, hold your employer accountable.
I have been fighting for the rights of my clients for years and I want to help you seek the benefits that you deserve. Suffering a work-related injury or illness can be traumatic and painful, and I want to make the process as simple for you as possible and to ensure that you receive the benefits you are entitled to receive. Contact me, Kansas City workers' compensation attorney today, at the Law Offices of Richard D. Vandever, LLC, today to discuss your claims. I also represent those who reside in Lee's Summit, Independence, Blue Springs, and Liberty, Missouri.