Your Rights as an Injured Worker

Workers' Comp – Know Your Rights

The workers' compensation system is such that employers, insurance companies and the doctors they elect to work with, operating to protect their own profits, can act against your best interests. In order to avoid becoming a victim on their efforts to have you accept as little treatment, time off work and compensation as possible, it is vital you know your rights. A Kansas City workers' compensation attorney can guide you competently through your case and advocate for you throughout.

Some fundamental guidelines you should keep in mind include that you have the right to:

  • Be treated by the physician of your choosing.
  • Seek a second medical opinion. Referrals are also allowed.
  • Refuse the involvement of a rehabilitation nurse, sometimes assigned by an insurance carrier to act as a liaison for the injured worker, doctor and insurance company.
  • Refuse to provide a written or tape recorded statement.
  • Retain your job following a work related injury.
  • Vocational rehabilitation if your injuries have left you unable to perform within your previous role.
  • Greater benefits if your injury was the result of your employer's failure to comply with safety laws.
  • Prompt payment.
  • Make a bad faith insurance claim if workers' comp benefits are denied you for no valid reason.
  • Make a social security disability claim while receiving workers' comp benefits.

Kansas City Workers' Compensation Lawyer

At Haight Stang, LLC, we pledge to be accessible to you throughout your case and guarantee to offer only honest information. When your health, well-being, future and rights are on the line, you need legal representation that will act only in your best interests. We can help you to understand how your rights under the law apply in your particular case and help you navigate through the workers' comp process.

For help protecting your rights after an on-the-job injury, contact a Kansas City workers' compensation attorney today.

Meet the Team of Attorneys

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    Michael Haight

    Founding Partner

    Best of the Bar" - Kansas City Business Journal, 2015 Michael Haight graduated from the University of Kansas School of Law in 1993. While there, he was the recipient of both the James P. Mize Trial Advocacy Award and the American Jurisprudence Award in Advanced Litigation . Since 1995, his practice has been limited almost exclusively to workers' compensation claims in both Kansas and Missouri. A Caring Approach Mike spent seven years of his practice representing employers and insurance carriers. ...
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    Michael Stang

    Founding Partner

    Mike Stang received his undergraduate degree from Benedictine College after which he spent a few years as a stockbroker and small business owner. He graduated from the University of Kansas School of Law in 1998 and has spent his entire legal career practicing in the area of Workers Compensation. Mike spent the first three and a half years of his career working for one of the largest insurance defense law firms in Kansas where he got a first hand look at some of the tactics used by insurance ...

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    - Brenda K.
  • They kept me informed and worked for the best outcome for me physically and personally.

    “I would recommend that anyone who is seeking representation with workman's comp to talk with this firm.”

    - Jill H.
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    “He helped me get the surgeries I needed and was a wonderful advocate.”

    - Jeanie A.
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    - Chris R.

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