If you have been injured on the job or suffer from an occupational disease in Kansas, workers' compensation may provide a range of benefits including medical care. However, your treatment must be authorized by your employer's workers' compensation insurance carrier. If you obtain care without authorization, you will have to pay the cost yourself.
At the law firm of Spooner & Perkins, P.C.
, we can answer your questions about workers' compensation medical care benefits. Our lawyers represent injured workers throughout the Kansas City metro area and rural Kansas.
Injured workers in Kansas may be eligible to receive the following benefits:
- Medical care.
- Prescription drugs.
- Physical therapy.
- Lost wages.
- Money for disability.
- Additional compensation through a personal injury claim (if a non-work-related party caused your work injury.)
Unfortunately, no. If you are receiving workers' compensation benefits in Kansas, your employer (or the insurance company handling the claim) has the right to choose your doctor.
Usually, your employer or insurance carrier will send you to a workers' compensation clinic or group of physicians that treats only injured workers. If you need specialized care, your workers' compensation doctor may refer you to another doctor.
In Kansas, you have a right to seek a second opinion from a doctor of your choice. Pursuant to Kansas law, every injured worker has a right to seek a second opinion and the employer's workers' compensation insurance company has to pay for this second opinion up to $500.
to discuss any issues you are having with your medical treatment. Call 816-453-7764
or toll free at 800-603-4723
. We are paid on a contingency fee basis so there is no attorney fee unless we win a settlement for you.
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