Most days, employees show up for work and perform their duties without incident. Unfortunately, however, some employees suffer an injury on the job. These injuries may result in certain financial losses, such as medical expenses and lost income. Workers’ compensation benefits are there to provide some relief in these cases, but it is crucial for a claim to be filed on time in order to be able to obtain the benefits you deserve.
3 Important Tips About the Timeline for Filing a Workers’ Compensation Claim in Kansas and Missouri
How long do you have to file a claim for workers’ compensation benefits? Here are three important tips to keep in mind:
- File your workers’ compensation claim within two years of the date of the injury.
- If payment was made on account of the injury (or death), the claim must be filed within two years after the last benefit payment that was made.
- If a Report of Injury was not filed with the Division of Workers’ Compensation on time, you have until three years after the date of the injury, or from the last payment that was made on account of the injury.
During a workers’ compensation claim, you may need to work with large companies, insurance companies, government agencies and divisions, and other attorneys. Having a lawyer who represents your interests during this process can improves the chances for an overall successful claim process. We can help you navigate this process. Our Kansas City workers' compensation attorneys proudly represent injured workers throughout Kansas and Missouri; view some of our many successful case results here for more information.