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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.

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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Filing for Workers' Compensation

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.

Rights of Injured Workers

Whether you are injured in an accident while at work or if you suffer from a physical disability caused by repetitive motion at your job you have a right to seek workers' compensation benefits. By law, your employer is required to have workers' comp insurance coverage to pay for your medical care, loss of wages, partial or full disability and even death benefits if a worker is injured or killed while on the job. Your employer may not provide you with all the information you need to file a claim. We can explain everything you need to know.

If you do need to file a claim, we will help you get it filed on time and with all the necessary paperwork to prevent any unnecessary disqualification or denial of your claim. Filing for workers' compensation benefits is similar to any other insurance claim; the insurance companies often deny or reduce your benefits in valid injury claims. By having an experienced attorney on your side, it becomes much more difficult for them to take undue advantage or offer a settlement that is too small.

Our firm can help you!

Most importantly, our firm is dedicated to protecting the rights of injured workers to get the workers' compensation benefits or settlement they deserve. The workers' comp laws were written to provide injured workers with full medical coverage and other benefits. You are entitled to receive them under law. We can evaluate your situation and advise you how to proceed in getting a fair settlement after an injury, illness or death of a loved one at work.

Contact our firm to receive a free case evaluation about your situation today.

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