We Work To Get Injured Workers Maximum Benefits
If you have been injured on the job or have a work-related injury, you have the right to receive workers’ compensation benefits. However, many employers balk at workers’ compensation claims, and may even go to extreme lengths to avoid having to pay them. You can fight the injustice of a denied claim or benefits that are terminated prematurely by reaching out to an attorney who specializes in these types of cases.
The team at Mayer & Associates, P.C., has extensive experience helping injured workers recover the benefits they deserve. Contact us now for a free case assessment.
The Purpose Of Workers’ Compensation
Workers’ compensation is designed to be a bridge that an injured employee can use to meet the demands of daily living expenses while unable to work or perform their previous job. If someone is injured and becomes unable to work, either temporarily or permanently, workers’ compensation benefits will cover all medical bills related to the injury. It also provides a percentage of your income to help you pay other bills. Workers’ compensation can also be used to provide vocational rehabilitation so that you can return to work as soon as possible.
Payment For Medical Expenses
Your employer is responsible for paying for your medical care after a workplace injury. It is important that you get treatment, as not doing so may lead to worsening symptoms and the inability to do your job properly in the future. Medical devices, medication and treatment options to fix your injuries are all covered without a deductible, as all costs should be handled by the workers’ comp insurance.
Temporary Disability Benefits
Temporary total disability (TTD) is available to those who cannot return to work, even if you are able to perform a lighter version of your job. The payments will be paid until your doctor gives his okay to return to work or when your modified work pays you less than your previous position.
Permanent Disability Benefits
You may be eligible for one of the following permanent disability benefits:
- Permanent partial disability (PPD), which is paid at 66 2/3% of your average pay when you were injured or in a lump sum
- Permanent total disability (PTD), which is paid after it is determined that you can no longer work; this is also paid out at 66 2/3% of your salary or wages, with a higher maximum than PPD
How An Attorney Can Help
An attorney who is knowledgeable about the legal aspects of workers’ compensation can help you appeal a denied claim. If your employer seeks to refuse or to prematurely cut off workers’ compensation benefits, you can take legal action with a competent attorney by your side. Your attorney will review your case and make sure your best interests are being represented throughout the entire legal process.
We Are Ready To Advocate For You
If you need a workers compensation lawyer in Kansas City, contact Mayer & Associates, P.C. We have more than 25 years of experience handling cases like yours, and we would like the opportunity to help you turn a bad day into a brighter future.
We will fight for you to get the benefits you deserve. We will push to expedite the legal process so that you do not have to endlessly wait for what is due to you. We do not charge a fee until your case reaches a resolution, and we offer free consultations to all potential clients. Call 816-692-2877 or use our online contact form to schedule a free consultation.