Filing Requirements in the State of Kansas


 
According to the Kansas Department of Human Resources, injured workers who retain attorneys are more likely to receive medical and financial benefits. The Division of Workers Compensation statistics show if you hire a trusted legal team, you will receive those benefits compared to those injured workers who do not retain an attorney.


Filing Requirements


FOR INJURIES OCCURING ON OR BEFORE MAY 14, 2011, AN INJURED WORKER MUST:

  1. Give notice to his employer within ten (10) days of his accidental injury.
  2. File a written claim (Form 15) within two hundred (200) days from the date of accident or the date of last payment of compensation for disability or authorized medical care.
  3. File an Application for Hearing (Form E-1) with the Director of Workers Compensation within three (3) years of the date of accident or within two (2) years of the last payment of compensation, whichever is later.
FAILURE TO FULFILL ANY OF THE ABOVE REQUIREMENTS CAN RESULT IN LOSING ALL RIGHTS TO KANSAS WORKERS COMPENSATION BENEFITS.


FOR INJURIES OCCURING ON OR AFTER MAY 15, 2011, AN INJURED WORKER MUST:

  1. Give notice to his employer within thirty (30) days of his accidental injury. That time period is reduced to twenty (20) days if the employee seeks medical treatment before notifying the employer or the employee no longer works for the employer. An employee's notice whether oral or in writing shall now include the time, date, place, person injured and the particulars of the accidental injury. It must be apparent from the content of the notice that the injured worker is claiming benefits under the Kansas Workers Compensation Act.
  2. File an Application for Hearing (Form E-1) with the director of Workers Compensation within Three (3) years of the date of accident or within two (2) years of the last payment of compensation, whichever is later.
FAILURE TO FULFILL ANY OF THE ABOVE REQUIREMENTS CAN RESULT IN LOSING ALL RIGHTS TO KANSAS WORKERS COMPENSATION BENEFITS.