Wichita is the largest city in the state of Kansas with many large corporations and thousands of employees. Along with its large size comes the inevitable number of work injury accidents each year. If you are in the Wichita, Kansas, area, and you have suffered a personal injury at work, the law office of Mann, Wyatt & Rice suggests you contact them about wage loss payments while you are off work.
According to personal injury attorney Mitch Rice, “You are entitled to Temporary Total Disability (TDD) if your doctor takes you off work completely or you’re so restricted your employer says they don’t have work for you.” Rice is a founding partner at Mann, Wyatt & Rice Midwest Personal Injury Firm.
Rice said another common situation is when an injured employee returns to work, but they are not earning a full wage. This is referred to as Temporary Partial Disability, and in these cases, the employee is owed the difference in wages.
The Kansas Department of Labor cites the following disability compensation benefit categories, although labor laws may vary by state:
- Temporary Total Disability (TTD): Paid when an employee, due to their injury, is unable to work and make a living for a period of time
- Temporary Partial Disability: Paid when the injured employee returns to work light or modified duty at a lower wage
- Permanent Total Disability: Paid when an employee, due to their injury, is completely and permanently unable to make a living
- Permanent Partial Disability: Paid when an employee sustains complete or partial loss of use of a body part due to a job-related injury
Have You Suffered a Personal Injury That Occurred at Work in Wichita, Kansas?
For those in the Wichita, Kansas, area who are are currently off work due to a personal injury that occurred at work, we encourage you to contact Mann, Wyatt & Rice for a free consultation. Our team of attorneys has more than 50 years of trial and litigation experience, practicing specifically in the areas of personal injury and workers’ compensation.
We charge absolutely no fees until a settlement or verdict is reached, and we’ve collected millions of dollars in verdicts and settlements for our clients. You have nothing to lose by contacting our team today!
Request a free consultation with our team of Wichita, Kansas, personal injury attorneys or contact us directly at (877) 768-2400. We look forward to speaking with you!