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Kansas Injured Employee Workers Compensation Benefits

Important workers compensation benefit information for injured Kansas employees

Kansas Workers Compensation Medical Benefits -

  • An injured Kansas workers is entitled to all medical treatment that may be needed to cure or relieve the effects of the injury.

Who Chooses the Physician for Injured Workers in Kansas-

  • Under Kansas law, an employer has the right to choose the treating physician. If the injured employee seeks treatment from a doctor not authorized or agreed upon by the employer, the employer or its insurance company is only liable up to $500 toward such medical bills. The injured employee has the right to apply to the Director of Workers Compensation for a change of doctor. An employee injured on the job generally is entitled to mileage reimbursement for trips to see a physician for distances in excess of five miles for the round trip. Hire transportation may also be reimbursed.

Kansas Workers Compensation Disability Benefits -

  • Temporary Total Disability (TTD) Benefits:
    • TTD benefits are paid for the time period an Kansas employee is unable to perform his or her regular work because of an injury.
    • Compensation is 66 2/3 percent of the injured workers wage.
    • Minimum weekly payment is $25 or actual wage if less.
    • Maximum weekly payment is 75% of the state average weekly wage or $529.
    • Maximum number of payments is no limit.
    • Maximum of total payments is $100,000.
    • Benefits are subject to Unemployment Insurance and Social Security offsets.
    • Note:
      • When an injury results in more than three calendar days of disability, the employee may be entitled to TTD benefits beginning on the fourth day and continuing until the employee has returned to work or is medically capable of returning to substantially similar employment, whichever occurs first. Compensation is retroactive if injury continues for three consecutive weeks.

  • Permanent Total Disability (PTD) Benefits:
    • Compensation is 66 2/3 percent of the injured workers wage.
    • Minimum weekly payment is $25 or actual wage if less.
    • Maximum weekly payment is 75% of the state average weekly wage or $529.
    • Maximum number of payments is no limit.
    • Maximum of total payments is $125,000.
    • Benefits are subject to Unemployment Insurance and Social Security offsets.

  • Permanent Partial Disability (PPD) Benefits:
    • Compensation is 66 2/3 percent of the injured workers wage.
    • Minimum weekly payment is $25 or actual wage if less.
    • Maximum weekly payment is 75% of the state average weekly wage or $529.
    • Maximum number of payments is no limit.
    • Maximum of total payments is $125,000.
    • Benefits are subject to Unemployment Insurance and Social Security offsets.
    • Non-scheduled injuries are limited to a maximum of 415 weeks payments and a maximum payable of $100,000 plus $50,000 for functional disability.


Kansas Workers Death/Dependency Benefits -

  • Survivors' Benefits are paid to an employee's surviving spouse and dependent children if death occurs as a result of injury. Burial expenses up to $5,000 are also covered.


Kansas Workers Compensation Attorney Fees -

  • Attorney fees are allowed up to 25% by state law.

More specific workers compensation employee benefit information for this state can be found by following the link below. It will take you directly to the state web page containing employee's workers compensation rights and benefits:

http://www.dol.ks.gov/wc/html/wcinjwkr_EMP.html



Important Notice Please Read: All information on this page is provided only as a reference. While we strive to mantain accurate information on this site please realize workers compensation laws are complicated and subject to change at any time. If you need help with a workers compensation problem or have a specific situation or question please contact our office. Otherwise please consult your states governing authority or an attorney in your state of residency for assistance.


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