Each year in Missouri and Kansas, the rates for workers compensation disability are updated.
After an on-the-job injury, if one is unable to work, he or she is entitled to temporary total disability. These are weekly benefits. After a trial or settlement, if a worker has permanent disability, a worker is entitled to permanent disability benefits.
In Kansas, there is one rate for both temporary total disability and permanent disability. The rate is calculated based on the average weekly wage for the 26 weeks before the date of the injury.
If an accident occurs between July 1, 2016 and June 30, 2017, the maximum rate in Kansas is $627.00.
As part of representing an injured worker, I always check that the correct rate is being used to maximize recovery.
If you have been injured on the job, please give me a call.
Dean Law Office, LLC, Margaret Dean, 816-753-3100.
Licensed in Missouri and Kansas.
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