Law Offices of Ankerholz and Smith

Law Offices of Ankerholz and Smith

Ankerholz and Smith provides top-quality legal services for workers' compensation claimants. Our lawyers have over 25 years of experience in handling Missouri and Kansas injury claims. Call now for a free initial consultation. We can help.

Firm Overview

As trial lawyers, the attorneys at Ankerholz and Smith bring an experienced and aggressive approach to handling workers' compensation cases. Sometimes, injured persons will have jurisdiction in more than one state, and our lawyers are able to determine which state has the best law to apply to your case.

Insurance companies train their claims adjusters to deny claims whenever possible, and to minimize the cost of the claim when it cannot be denied. The staff at Ankerholz and Smith will fight for your rights. When appropriate, they will also send you to a physician who is not selected by the insurance company. That ensures you have a fair and level playing field in the workers' compensation system.

Missouri and Kansas have very different workers' compensation systems, both in terms of law and procedure. The lawyers at Ankerholz and Smith will make sure your rights are not violated, and that you receive full and fair compensation for the injuries you suffered at work.

At times, a work-related injury can give rise to a third party claim. Because the lawyers at Ankerholz and Smith have wide experience in handling third-party negligence claims, your case can be handled smoothly and efficiently.

All injured workers deserve a fair result in the workers' compensation system. Whether the worker needs medical treatment, temporary total benefits, or permanent partial benefits, we will fight for your rights. If a death case is involved, the family deserves full compensation, administered in a compassionate and respectful manner.

The lawyers at Ankerholz and Smith have handled all types of work-related injuries, including carpal tunnel, injuries to the back, head, neck, shoulders, arms, legs, feet, also including cuts, burns, crush injuries, mental impairment, and even death cases.

Call for a free initial office consultation to learn your rights and options. Our fees are on a 25% contingent basis which is in accordance with state law. There are no up-front fee payments required.

Do not delay, as time limitations apply. We can help!
Main Office
Main Office
6900 College Blvd., Suite 510
Overland Park  KS  66211
  • (913) 800-6071
Workers Compensation
Our lawyers handle primarily Missouri and Kansas workers' compensation cases. Some cases give rise to jurisdiction in multiple states, so consult our lawyers to protect your rights!
The workers' compensation law of both Missouri and Kansas changes every year. Almost all employers are required to have workers' compensation insurance, and that gives them free access to claims adjusters and attorneys who are specially trained to handle injury claims for the benefit of the employer.

Injured workers need a strong voice to help them protect their rights and obtain full work comp benefits.

Contact the lawyers at Ankerholz and Smith to schedule a free initial office conference and protect your rights. Do not delay and let your rights get away!

How did your firm decide on the primary area of practice(s)?

The lawyers at Ankerholz and Smith have always had a strong sense of fairness. When a person is injured, he or she deserves prompt and effective medical care, and full monetary compensation. The Missouri and Kansas workers' compensation are not designed to make it easy for a person to get all benefits without a lawyer.

Our lawyers enjoy helping those who would not otherwise get a fair result from the work comp system.

The employer and insurance company has an experienced lawyer, and you should, too!

What experience or education distinguishes your lawyers from others?

Combining an in-depth knowledge of the Workers' Compensation Act with advanced trial skills gives the lawyers at Ankerholz and Smith an advantage when representing injured workers. Great experience and cutting edge tactics are employed to benefit our workers' compensation clients. For example, Daniel L.Smith of our firm was responsible for the "dual capacity" doctrine being accepted into law in the State of Kansas.

What distinguishes your law firm from others?

When great experience is combined with a bulldog attitude designed to win cases, the Ankerholz and Smith clients get high quality representation and superior results. We strive to be "your personal attorneys!"

Daniel L. Smith

  • Bar Number: 59226
  • Duke University
    Juris Doctor

Rian Ankerholz

  • Bar Number: 32640
    Missouri , 1995
  • Bar Number: 11231
    Kansas , 1982
  • University of Kansas
    Juris Doctor , 1982

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