St. Louis Workers' Compensation Lawyer

Protect Your Rights After a Work Injury

When you have been injured in an accident and want to secure financial compensation by filing a personal injury claim, it is necessary to prove that the accident was caused by the negligence or wrongful actions of another person. If you have been injured on the job, however, this is not the case. Under state law, all Missouri businesses with five or more employees - and nearly all construction companies - are required to carry workers' compensation insurance, whether by purchasing a policy or through self-insurance. Workers' comp is a no-fault insurance policy that does not require that you demonstrate that another person caused your injury. Provided that you did not cause the workplace accident through willful negligence, you should be entitled to claim benefits.

Personal Injury FAQ

What does workers' comp cover?

When your claim for workers' compensation is approved, you can receive as much medical treatment as you will require to achieve the "maximum medical improvement," the level at which your work-related injury has healed to the degree that it is not expected to heal any further. You can additionally receive disability benefits to help you replace your lost wages and support your family. There are different types of disability benefits, depending on whether you are temporarily or permanently disabled and whether you are fully or partially disabled.

Unfortunately, the wage-replacement benefits provided through workers' comp are calculated at a rate of 66.6% of the worker's average weekly wages. For this reason, it is vital that you do everything you can to ensure that your claim is approved for the largest amount possible so that you are not left struggling to make ends meet. An attorney from Meyerkord & Meyerkord, LLC can make an enormous difference in the outcome of your case by assisting you with preparing your claim and representing you throughout the process. We can also investigate the accident to determine whether you have grounds to file a personal injury or wrongful death claim, such as if a third party caused or contributed to your accident or if the injury was the result of defective machinery or equipment.

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