Workers' Compensation Laws

Learning About Workers' Comp Laws

Workers' compensation law is a vast subject and a Kansas City workers' compensation lawyer can explain how it applies to your particular case and which laws are particularly relevant. A basic understanding of workers' compensation laws, however, is very helpful as you navigate the workers' comp process.

Some of the fundamental laws of this field include:

  • An employer is required by law to have workers' compensation coverage for his or her employees
  • You cannot be fired or discriminated against for receiving workers' comp benefits or making workers' comp claims
  • You cannot sue your employer directly for a work-related injury except in very limited circumstances.
  • Workers' compensation may not cover you or will have limited benefits if your accident or injury occurred while you were under the influence of drugs or alcohol, or violating your workplace safety standards
  • You may be reimbursed for your medical care and related mileage as well as receiving Temporary Total Disability Benefits (TTD), Temporary Partial Disability Benefits (TPD), Permanent Total Disability Benefits (PTD) or Permanent Partial Disability Benefits (PPD) as applicable
  • Death and funeral benefits apply if you have lost a loved one due to an on-the-job injury

Kansas City Workers' Compensation Attorney

Being represented by legal counsel with a firm grasp of workers' comp law and the rights of injured workers is vital as you fight for just treatment following a work related injury. Furthermore, the attorney you choose can impact not only the amount of recovery and quality of treatment you receive but also the length of time and level of frustration involved in the process. Trying to work with insurance companies can be frustrating at best and may even involve severe injustices. The attorneys at Haight Stang, LLC have extensive experience in this field and are dedicating to fighting for your rights.

Contact a Kansas City workers' compensation lawyer to have an experience professional guide you through the workers' comp process.

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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  • 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.

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