Have You Been Injured On The Job?
A workplace injury involves more than just physical stress. You may also be concerned about receiving the proper care and about getting your job back after you heal. Many workplace injuries go unreported because individuals are afraid of losing their job.
I understand your concerns. I am Michael J. Joshi, a workers compensation lawyer and I represent injured workers in Kansas and Missouri. If you have been injured in an on-the-job accident and need help understanding your legal options and getting workers’ compensation, contact me at 913-428-0199 for a free consultation.
Returning to Work After an Injury
You may be worried about your ability to go back to work after an injury. What if your injury causes a permanent disability? How will you provide for yourself and your family? Will your employer take you back on light duty?
Injured workers also fear they may be fired if they report an injury. However, employers are not allowed to fire you for filing for workers’ compensation.
As an attorney experienced with workers’ compensation claims, I can answer your questions and help calm your fears. I can meet with you to explain the law and help you understand what benefits you may be able to get to compensate for your injury.
Get the Medical Treatment You Need
In Kansas and Missouri, your employer’s insurance carrier gets to choose the doctor you see after an injury. Many people ask if they can see their own doctor, and the answer is yes. However, you will probably have to pay for the doctor visit yourself. Check with your employer first to be sure.
I regularly work with doctors and I can help you get the treatment you need. If a doctor ends your treatment prematurely, I can get you an independent medical evaluation to determine if this was the correct decision.
In addition to catastrophic injury caused by accidents, workers may suffer repetitive stress injuries. These are especially common for clerical workers (carpal tunnel) and production line workers (repetitive stress injuries to joints, back, cubital tunnel or shoulder impingement).
Whether it is serious or seemingly minor, injuries have the ability to cause long-term pain or disability. That is why it is important to talk to an experienced workers compensation lawyer.
Where Were You Hurt?
Workplace injuries can occur just about anywhere, including: construction and industrial sites, warehouses, factories, production lines, offices and restaurants.
If you were injured at your job, you may be eligible for workers’ compensation.
Contact Michael J. Joshi
Call The Law Office of Michael J. Joshi at 913-428-0199 or e-mail me for your free consultation. There is no cost to you if we do not reach a successful outcome, such as a settlement, jury award or hearing. I will give you real answers and honest opinions about your case.