Workers’ Compensation Defense

Workers’ Compensation Lawyer in Wichita Represents Businesses and Employees

Skilled attorney understands Kansas workers’ comp law

Workers who suffer work-related injuries or illnesses may be eligible for workers’ compensation. Under most circumstances, workers in Kansas are entitled to benefits even if they were negligent or at fault for the event that caused the injury. Unfortunately, workers often abuse this system. It is estimated that approximately 10 percent of all workers’ comp claims are fraudulent. Law Office of Edward D. Heath. Jr. represents injured claimants and employers fighting these claims. My experience on both sides of the issue makes me the right choice to advocate for you.

Helping injured workers get the benefits they need

Law Office of Edward D. Heath. Jr. help workers get fair compensation for injuries and illnesses sustained in the workplace. I help workers obtain coverage for their workers’ compensation claims, including:

  • Compensation for permanent disability
  • Dependents’ recovery for worker’s death
  • Lost wages or salary
  • Rehabilitation expenses
  • Retraining costs

Law Office of Edward D. Heath. Jr. helps employees seek the maximum benefits allowed under the law.

Defending businesses against fraudulent and exaggerated claims

Law Office of Edward D. Heath. Jr. defends businesses from workers’ comp claims by demonstrating that:

  • There is a non-work-related cause of the injury.
  • The injury occurred while the employee was intoxicated.
  • The injury was preexisting or partially preexisting.
  • The actual cause of the injury was horseplay.
  • The extent of the injury is overstated.
  • The injury does not exist at all.

I am resolved to defend your company in settlement negotiations and in litigation.

Using experts to bolster your case

I work with a variety of experts when building your case or defense and again during trial. Medical experts help us evaluate the true nature of the worker’s injuries. Financial experts help us determine what a worker’s medical care should cost. When a worker’s injury is covered by workers’ compensation, I use this information to help us reach a fair settlement.

Recovering from other parties

Workers and employers may have rights against third parties such as contractors. If a worker’s injury was caused by another person, company or contractor, the worker may be able to bring a claim against that company.

If your company paid out a claim to an injured worker, you may be able to seek compensation from the responsible party for the benefits you had to pay your worker. This is known as subrogation. I work to recover damages from any responsible party.

Contact experienced workers’ compensation attorneys

From our Wichita, Kansas office, Law Office of Edward D. Heath. Jr. helps workers and employers throughout Kansas resolve workers compensation claims and appeals. To schedule a consultation with a dedicated workers compensation attorney, call me at 316-302-5860 or contact my office online.

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