Workers’ Compensation

Trusted and Experienced Kansas City Workers’ Compensation Attorneys

At Troppito Miller Griffin, LLC, We Get You the Money You Deserve

  • We provide free, no obligation case evaluations.
  • We don’t charge for our legal services unless we win.
  • You can’t come to us? No problem. We’ll come to you.
  • We will advance your costs. We only get reimbursed the costs of your case if you get paid money.
  • We will never leave you in the dark. You will be kept informed on the status of your case at every turn.
  • You will be treated with respect.

At Troppito Miller Griffin, LLC, Our Goal is to Get You the Money You Deserve in Kansas City

If you have been injured at work, chances are you are eligible for Missouri or Kansas workers’ compensation benefits, which can help pay for:

  • Medical benefits
  • Wage replacement (called “temporary partial disability” or “temporary total disability”)
  • Your medical disability (called “permanent partial disability” or “permanent total disability”)

When an employee is hurt on-the-job, the employer and its workers’ compensation insurer have a duty to pay the cost of any medical care for work-related injuries.

Employees who suffer a valid on-the-job injury but are still able to work at a reduced capacity (called “temporary partial disability”; for example: lesser work hours) or who need to take time off to recover from an injury or surgery (called “temporary total disability”) may be eligible for temporary disability benefits.

A workplace injury in Kansas City that results in a permanent disability, but not one so severe that it prevents you from working in the future, is known in workers’ compensation law as a “permanent partial disability” (PPD).

Permanent partial disability claims cover a wide variety of injuries, including:

  • Loss of a body part (such as a finger)
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
  • Nerve damage
  • Damaged back

A tragic Kansas City workplace accident can leave an employee unable to work at any job for the rest of his or her life. When such an employee is hurt and unlikely to recover, he or she may be entitled to receive “permanent total disability” (PTD) benefits through workers’ compensation.

The workers’ compensation process becomes even more complex in Missouri or Kansas when insurance companies delay or deny valid claims. We know how to fight employers and insurance companies that try to limit what they pay after you after your injury. Our goal is to get you the money you deserve!


A common ploy of workers’ compensation insurance companies/employers is to low-ball an injured worker and dangle a small settlement in front of a person in need. They know that once they make an offer to an unrepresented person, any lawyer that the injured worker tries to hire cannot accept a contingent fee from the portion of the offer that was made before the lawyer accepted the case. This is the way that they make it less likely that an inured worker will be able to find competent counsel because there is no “upside” for the lawyer to work on the case for an expected fee that is greatly reduced. Insurance companies and employers can pay their lawyers whatever they want, and they usually have an army of people working to shield themselves.

Lawyers on the claimant’s side take cases to help people and earn a fee. The contingent fee levels the playing field because it helps a person without resources afford to hire top-notch counsel without having to pay money up-front or owe money for attorney fees if the case does not work out. Get a lawyer on board early and let the insurance company know that you mean business.

At Troppito Miller Griffin, LLC, We Work Hard for You

Here are the steps we will take to help you with your Kansas City area workers’ compensation claim:

  • We will help you file your required “notice” to your Missouri employer that you were injured on-the-job.
  • We will make sure your employer assigns a treating doctor for you.
  • We will file a timely formal workers’ compensation claim with the Missouri Division of
  • Workers’ Compensation. There are strict time requirements for filing, so you should not delay in hiring us as your attorney.
  • We will hire a doctor for you who will rate your disability after you have completed your medical treatment. Our goal is to obtain a higher disability rating than what the insurance company’s doctor gave you, so that you can get more money.

We handle all types of Kansas City work-related injury claims, including:

  • Medical conditions that you had before your work accident that were made worse (called “exacerbated pre-existing conditions”)
  • Injuries caused by the use over and over again of a body part (called “repetitive motion injuries)
  • Occupational diseases (See the United States Department of Labor for examples)
  • Commercial and truck accidents
  • Burning, scarring and disfigurement
  • Fatal accidents
  • Psychological stress

Are you worried that you might lose your job if you file a workers’ compensation claim in the Kansas City metropolitan area?

You can’t legally be fired for filing a workers’ compensation claim in Missouri or Kansas. This is called “retaliation” and it is illegal for your employer to fire you because you filed a workers’ compensation claim. If you think your employer may have retaliated against you for filing a workers’ compensation claim, our experienced lawyers will fight hard to protect your job and your rights.

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