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Workers' Compensation

Workers' Compensation

Friday, February 7 2014 3:45 PM
Categorized In Workers' Compensation

The Kansas Workers' Compensation Act was amended May 15, 2011. These changes have not been kind to workers. In order to have a valid claim, the work related accident must be the prevailing factor in causing your injury. In determining what constitutes the “prevailing factor”, in each case the administrative law judge will consider all relevant evidence. An injury is not compensable solely because it aggravates, accelerates, or exacerbates a pre-existing condition or renders a pre-existing condition symptomatic. There are additional changes in the new act including the manner notice is provided and calculation of work disability benefits.

Automobile Accidents

Automobile Accidents

Friday, February 7 2014 3:45 PM
Categorized In Accidents

For those uninsured individuals, the Legislature has created the Kansas Automobile Assigned Claims Plan (KAACP) as required by K.S.A. 40-3116. The purpose of this plan is to provide personal injury protection benefits for those individuals who are injured in an automobile accident who do not have any PIP benefits available to them. If an individual owns a motor vehicle that is not insured, the person is not eligible for coverage under the plan. The benefits provided by the plan are set out in K.S.A. 40-3103 and include disability benefits, and survivor’s benefits. If you have any questions regarding the plan, you can visit their website or call (785) 273-6300.

Child Support

Child Support

Friday, February 7 2014 3:35 PM
Categorized In Child Support

The Kansas Supreme Court adopted new Child Support Guidelines to be used as a basis in establishing and reviewing child support orders in the District Courts of Kansas effective April 1, 2012. These new schedules made some changes in previously authorized provisions including the amount of support paid for each child, the age for when child support changes as well as some adjustments for parents sharing custody. In addition to the gross incomes of the parents, the Guidelines take into consideration the state where each parent resides, age of the children, cost of health insurance, work related childcare costs, long distance parenting time costs, income tax considerations, parenting time adjustments, agreements to support children past the age of majority , as well as the parties overall financial condition. If your child support has not been modified after April 1, 2012, an adjustment may be appropriate under these new Guidelines. 

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