Blog Posts in October, 2012

  • Would You See a Foot Doctor for a Heart Problem?

    || 31-Oct-2012

    An injured worker was recently referred to us by another attorney. He had suffered multiple tears to his shoulder due to a heavy and strenuous job. Fortunately, he was able to receive his surgery and rehabilitation through health insurance, but his shoulder has never been the same. Unfortunately, he had previously hired an attorney who had no idea about workers' compensation, and, because of ...
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  • Into the Lion's Den

    || 23-Oct-2012

    Recently, I was asked to be part of a panel presenting to one of the largest workers' compensation insurance carriers in the Kansas City area. The room was full of claims representatives and employers' safety coordinators who certainly didn't give me the warmest of welcomes. The rest of the panel was made up of a defense attorney, a conservative spinal surgeon and a Judge with the ...
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  • Declaration of Independent(ce)? Are your really an Employee?

    || 16-Oct-2012

    Have you ever heard this one? The Boss: "Okay. You're hired. But I'm only hiring you as an independent contractor. I'll pay your gross wages and your are responsible for paying the taxes." The Employee: "Okay. Thanks. I really appreciate the opportunity." So…now you are an independent contractor, right? You not only have to pay your taxes, but because you are ...
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