Workers' Compensation

Did you know that workers' compensation laws were originally passed for the protection of the employer? It's true. Employers were being sued by employees for unsafe working conditions and co-employees were suing each other for negligence. The money damages were too great for employers so they sought protection from their lawmakers.

As a result, workers' compensation was created with the idea that everyone would recover some amount for injuries in the workplace but the amount of recovery would be controlled. Thus, workers' compensation laws put in place caps on employer liability and provided injured workers immediate - yet reduced - benefits and eliminated the need to prove negligence or fault.




Question: I only worked for this employer for two days, and I do not want to work there anymore. Am I covered?

If you would like to schedule a initial consultation contact an Kansas workers' compensation attorney, representing clients in Hutchinson at McCullough, Wareheim & LaBunker, P.A. Give us a call at (785) 233-2362 or complete our inquiry form.


All injuries that happen are covered, and it does not matter how long you were employed before the injury occurred. The question as to what happens if I quit working there after my injury is more complicated. By voluntarily quitting after your accident it does not terminate all of your rights under workers' compensation. However, it could affect your right to temporary total disability benefits. It could also reduce the amount of permanent disability benefits you might be entitled to. If you voluntarily quit when they are offering you a job, it will certainly make you ineligible for unemployment. If you decide you would like to stop working after a work injury, you should consult with a lawyer to obtain more specific advice about your specific situation and you should do so before you voluntarily quit your job.

On behalf of McCULLOUGH, WAREHEIM & LaBUNKER, P.A. we hope this material will be of benefit to you in answering your questions relative to work-related injuries. This material is a part of an ongoing commitment by McCULLOUGH, WAREHEIM & LaBUNKER, P.A. to unions, their members, and injured workers in the State of Kansas.Contact one of our Kansas work injury lawyers representing clients in Hutchinson, Kansas (and throughout the State of Kansas) today to schedule your initial consultation.

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1507 SW Topeka Blvd, Topeka, KS 66612 Phone (785) 233-2362 Fax (785) 233-0430

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