Yes, in many cases part time employees are entitled to workers’ compensation benefits if they are hurt on the job. Both Kansas workers’ compensation law and Missouri workers’ compensation law include part time workers in the definition of employees covered by workers’ comp insurance. Of course, the same limitations that apply to full time workers’ recoveries would also apply to the recoveries of part time workers.
The rights of part time and full time employees are similar, but so too are the potential difficulties in getting a just recovery. An experienced workers’ compensation lawyer can help you fight for your just recovery if you have been hurt on the job. We’ll advise you of your rights and potential recovery and will fight hard for your just recovery regardless of the number of hours that you worked or whether you were classified as a full time or part time employee.
To learn more about your rights, we encourage you to read our FREE book, How to Avoid Becoming a Work Injury Horror Story, and to contact us directly for a FREE consultation. We can be reached via our online contact form or via phone at (816) 471- 5111 or (888) 348-2616.