THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN PARTIAL AND TOTAL DISABILITY

If you are seriously injured on the job to the point where it will impact you permanently—including impacting your ability to perform some or all of your essential job functions—you can claim that you have become “permanently disabled.” When this is the case, a claimant is eligible for permanent disability benefits. Securing this compensation, however, … Read more

NEW GUIDE BENEFITS INSURANCE COMPANIES, NOT WORKERS

On January 1st, 2015, the workers’ compensation system in Kansas was changed when a new medical guide became the tool for evaluating workers’ compensation injuries. The 6th edition of the workers’ compensation medical guide has removed several injuries that previously qualified injured workers for compensation. Effectively, the new guide makes it harder for workers in Kansas to … Read more

SHOULD YOU ACCEPT A LUMP-SUM SETTLEMENT FOR A WORK INJURY CLAIM?

At some point during a workers’ compensation claim, the insurance company may offer you a lump-sum settlement. The offer could consist of a one-time payment or a structured settlement consisting of a series of payments. If you have received a lump-sum settlement for a work injury claim, you have an important decision to make. Upon … Read more