With a metropolitan area that spans two states, Kansas City presents some unique challenges for workers’ compensation claims. Many people in the area live in one state but work in the other. It is important to understand the differences in Kansas and Missouri workers’ compensation laws.
At Mayer & Rosenberg, P.C., our Kansas City workers’ compensation attorneys have experience with workers’ compensation cases in both states. We know the laws in each state and can make sure that you file your claim correctly to maximize your compensation. For a free consultation, please call 816-941-8949 or contact us online.
There are many companies that have locations on both sides of Kansas City. You can file a dual jurisdiction workers’ compensation claim if you were hired in Missouri but injured while working in Kansas.
In Kansas, there is a 200-day statute of limitations to file a workers’ comp claim. In Missouri, the statute of limitations is two years. Understanding the differences in state laws is critical; a mistake could cost you the opportunity to collect benefits.
It is also important that you know the difference between reporting your injury to your employer and filing a workers’ comp claim. They are separate processes, and you should do each of them. Reporting the injury to your employer does not trigger a workers’ comp claim; you must pursue that on your own. Our attorneys can help you with your claim.
No matter which state you live in, it is against the law for your employer to fire you for reporting a work injury. If it does happen, you can take action. Call us and our Kansas City workers’ compensation lawyers can explain your rights.
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