From Wichita to Overland Park to Topeka, Kansas is home to more than 250,000 small businesses, employing 51% of the state’s private workforce. Aviation, agriculture, and energy are among the Sunflower State’s top industries, with job growth rising in manufacturing and construction.
Across all its industries, the Kansas workforce had more than 33,900 workplace injuries and 72 fatalities in 2017. Kansas law requires all employers to carry workers’ compensation insurance with few exceptions.
Kansas workers’ compensation covers most accidental injuries and workplace diseases; however, employers may deny protection for employee workplace injuries if they are caused by self-infliction, fighting, and reckless violations of company safety rules.
Pie Insurance provides workers’ compensation insurance to small businesses in Kansas.