2018 Workers Compensation Newsletter - First Quarter

In an otherwise compensable claim, when does an employer have to pay for pre-surgical testing/treatment and pay TTD benefits while such testing/treatment occurs?

 

 

It is likely that the courts in Kansas would require an employer to pay for pre-surgical testing/treatment for pre-existing conditions such as obesity, as well as pay TTD benefits during this period, only if such treatment/testing is a necessary requirement to curing the underlying work place injury. Please see memo here.