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By Rocky Cannon, Oct 18 2017 03:00PM

Kansas City Wide Workers’ Compensation Attorney


Have you been injured on the job in the Kansas City area? Is so, then you should speak with a workers’ compensation attorney. Do not trust that your employer or their insurer will do the right thing. More than likely they will attempt to get you to settle for far less than a on the job injury of your type is worth.


Under the law, the employer has the right to decide where to send you for treatment. Consequently, the employer will likely send you to a doctor that will recommend the most conservative treatment possible. The most conservative treatment possible usually involves the cheapest and slowest treatment available. This can be a long and drawn out process for the employer.


Eventually, the employer’s doctor will determine that an employee has reached maximum medical improvement and issue a workers’ compensation rating. This rating is more than likely going to be on the low side, which is to the benefit of the employer. This is because compensation under the workers’ compensation law is directly correlated to how high a disability rating is.


Also, some employers use doctors that only give impairment ratings, which is a different type of rating and is always lower than a workers’ compensation rating. That is why it is important to get a lawyer involved in your case to make sure you are getting the right treatment and ratings. Your work comp attorney will order all your medical records and more than likely decide to send you for an independent medical evaluation by a doctor that is connected to your employer. That way you will be sure to have at least two medical opinions concerning your condition.


By Rocky Cannon, Jun 8 2017 01:00AM

Jackson County Workers’ Compensation Lawyer


Have you been injured in Jackson County, Missouri, while working for an employer? If so, then you may have a right to file a workers’ compensation claim in Missouri. Employees are often discouraged from either not filing a claim or not hiring an attorney. This is because Employers wish to get off as cheap as possible, and they know that a workers’ compensation lawyer representing the employee against them can cost them a lot of money in payouts and attorneys’ fees. The employer also knows that a workers’ compensation lawyer is not going to accept at face value what the workers’ compensation doctor, hired by the employer, says about an employee’s injuries. Consequently, an injured employee is better off hiring an attorney if they are able.




By Rocky Cannon, Mar 10 2017 05:00PM

Have you been injured on the job in the State of Missouri? If yes, then you likely will have a workers’ compensation matter. You should speak with a workers' comp lawyer about your situation. You are likely to receive more money with an attorney, then if you proceed on your own. The lawyer you meet at the worker compensation division will work either for the employer or the insurance company. That lawyer will try to get you to settle for cheap. Therefore, you need your own lawyer to maximize your chances of getting top dollar for your work-related injury. Call Rocky if you have any questions.


By Rocky Cannon, Mar 4 2016 11:00PM


Any time a worker is injured on the job, the worker should definitely notify their employer. A failure to notify an employer can greatly impact the compensation a worker might otherwise receive. From a compensation point of view, consulting with an attorney is in the best interest of the injured worker. A worker should call an Missouri Worker's Compensation attorney before he or she settles.


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