Filing for Workers' Compensation
Your Right to File a Claim
If you are injured on the job you have the right to file a claim with workers' compensation to receive benefits. If you suffer from a disease caused by your occupation, you may also be entitled to receive financial aid for your medical treatment, any lost wages and any permanent impairment. While it is not required that you consult with a lawyer before you file a workers' comp claim, there are several good reasons it may be in your best interests to do so. At Meyerkord & Meyerkord, we are a family run business and understand the stress that a work injury or disability can cause both you and your family. We can help you get through all the red tape and insurance company paperwork and get you the medical treatment you need to recover from your injury as soon as possible.
Workers' compensation laws are different in Illinois and Missouri. We can help you determine in which state to file your claim and help you receive the best coverage available. Workers' compensation insurance adjusters are just that - insurance agents for your employer. It is their job to protect the company from false claims and they can often make it more difficult than necessary to get all the benefits you legally deserve. With us on your side, your rights are protected and we will aggressively pursue the settlement you need and the financial security your family deserves.
Working with Meyerkord & Meyerkord
Your workers' compensation benefits include:
- Payment for all medical expenses related to your accident
- Wage replacement for any time you cannot work due to your injury
- Disability coverage for any loss of a limb or other permanent impairment
- Death benefits to the surviving spouse or dependents of a worker killed on the job
The laws regarding these and other Workers' Compensation benefits are complex. Protect your rights with experienced legal representation. If you have questions or concerns regarding your particular situation, do not hesitate in contacting Meyerkord & Meyerkord today and schedule a free case evaluation.