Dallas, TX asked in Health Care Law, Personal Injury and Workers' Compensation for Kansas

Q: Can my health insurance carrier legally compel me to file a workers compensation claim for my workplace injury in Kansas

1 Lawyer Answer
Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
  • Little Neck, NY

A: A Kansas attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for two weeks. Although you're awaiting a response, you should consider reaching out to experienced workers' comp attorneys in your state to discuss this. As a general matter, insurance carriers will often deny coverage where the injury, by statute, falls under a different form of coverage. For example, where no-fault insurance is the proper coverage, private health insurance carriers will often deny a claim arising from the use of a motor vehicle. Same goes for no-fault carriers confronted with motor vehicle accidents arising in the course of employment - they will readily deny and direct claimant to workers' comp. To avoid potential problems, it would be advisable to get proper guidance from an experienced workers' comp attorney in your state. Good luck

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