Kansas City Workers' Comp Settlements Lawyers

Learn More from Experienced Workers' Compensation Attorneys - Is a Workmans Comp Payout Worth It?

In most cases, your employer's workers' compensation insurance company will pressure you to accept a settlement that closes your case completely. It means they will not pay any additional compensation and, more importantly, will not provide any more medical treatment for your work injury. The dollar amount may be tempting, but will it be sufficient in the long term? On that point, you must not assume your personal health insurance will provide treatment of your injury after you settle your case. In fact, it probably won't since your insurance company will consider treatment for a work injury to be your employer's responsibility.

If for any reason you are not ready to settle your claim or if you want to maintain some of your rights in a settlement, it is important to hold your ground. A Kansas City workers' compensation attorney can help you stand up to pressures to settle for a payout without proper protection of your rights. Your medical and financial situations are unique. Our attorneys understand this and will review every piece of information and every document generated in your claim to determine whether a settlement is right for you and to secure the benefits you deserve in a settlement.

Contact us today to learn if a workers' comp settlement is right for you!

About Workers' Compensation Settlement Options

When your employer's insurance company or their attorneys offer a settlement, there may be several options. Some of them are:

  • Accept the offer. When you are ready to close your case and if the offer is acceptable, then you may want to accept. An administrative law judge who presides over all hearings and appeals must approve the settlement offer before it is final. This usually requires an appearance at a settlement hearing.
  • Not ready to settle because you feel you need more medical treatment? Communicate your concerns to the insurance company and let them know that you are not ready to settle.
  • Want a second opinion? You do not have to settle when you are in doubt about your health. You can request that the insurance company send you to another doctor for a second opinion.
  • Ready to settle, but the offer is not acceptable. You have the right to negotiate a different amount. If both parties agree, you will see an administrative judge for your settlement hearing.
  • Want to verify your disability rating before settling. If you want your disability rating verified, you have the option to see a doctor of your own choosing. This would be at your expense.
  • You have ongoing medical needs as a result of your injury. You have the right to have these written into the settlement agreement to be paid into the future, or an additional settlement amount to cover these needs written into the agreement.

With our guarantee, you cannot receive a lesser amount than what may have previously been offered to you. If you have settlement questions, we can help!

Contact our firm today to speak to a skillful Kansas City workers' comp settlement lawyer. We can negotiate on your behalf for the full benefits you deserve after a work injury.

Meet the Team of Attorneys

Focused on Maximum Compensation for You
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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 ...

Testimonials from Real Clients

You Focus on Your Life, We'll Take Care of the Rest
  • We are more than pleased with the outcome of our case!

    “Michael's knowledge and expertise in dealing with our case has been amazing.”

    - Cheryl S.
  • The highly compassionate treatment will help you through this difficult process.

    “One of those steps should include hiring Michael Haight or Michael Stang to help you obtain the benefits you are entitled to.”

    - 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.
  • A definite blessing to me throughout the lengthy process.

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

    - Jeanie A.
  • Smart and aggressive, making sure that you aren't taken advantage of...

    “If you are reading this because you are looking for a workman's comp attorney and a strong personal advocate, look no further.”

    - Chris R.

Why Hire Our Firm?

Reasons to Put Us on Your Side
  • Nearly 50 Years' Collective Experience
  • AV® Rated by Martindale-Hubbell®
  • Modern Technology; Old-Fashioned Values
  • Focused on Each Client's Individual Needs
  • "Best of the Bar" 2015 - Kansas City Business Journal

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