My Employer Has Denied My Claim, What Do I Do?

An injured worker may file an application for a hearing within three years of injury, or two years of last payment of compensation or medical treatment.

The Division of Workers Compensation employs full time personnel who specialized in aiding injured workers, employers, and insurance professionals with claims information and problems arising from job­related injuries and illnesses. The ombudsman acts in an impartial manner and is available to provide the parties with information about the current issues within the workers compensation system. For example, the ombudsman has current information on legislative changes, or changes due to decisions made by the Workers Compensation Board or the courts. The Ombudsman Section can also assist with specific issues on current workers compensation claims. The Ombudsman Section is a good place to start if you are having difficulty with your claim. You can reach them by calling the Division of Workers` Compensation listed below.

The Kansas Division of Workers` Compensation: (785) 296­2996 or (800) 332­0353

The information on this page is meant to provide a general overview of the law. The laws in your state and/or city may deviate significantly from those described here. If you have specific questions related to your situation you should speak with a local attorney.

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