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 am working two jobs. Due to my injury, I can no longer work at the job where I was injured. I am receiving temporary total disability checks. Can I still work at my other job?

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


Yes. The Social Security Act provides for Social Security Disability if an injured worker is unable to do any type of work for at least a period of a year. If you are in this situation, you should consult an attorney as to how workers' compensation and Social Security effect each other.
There are also private disability plans that your employer may have provided you or that you have obtained on your own. Most of these plans are effected by the receipt of workers' compensation benefits, so you should consult an attorney concerning these offsets.

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 Wichita, Kansas (and throughout the State of Kansas) today to schedule your initial consultation.

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