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Benefits of Workers' Compensation

Workers' compensation is intended to make up for the loss you have suffered due to an accident or injury on the job. Chapter 287 of the Revised Statutes of Missouri contains the workers' compensation laws of our state. These laws state your obligations and rights, and the rights and obligations of your employer should you be injured, have an accident or get an occupational disease or injury.

The intent of the workers' comp laws is to protect the worker and their dependents against the cost of medical expense and loss of wages resulting from an injury, accident or fatality related that took place at work.

Any business of five or more employees must, per the law, purchase insurance coverage or become authorized as a self-insured employer. If the law works as written you can receive medical and financial benefits you are entitled to in exchange for forfeiting your right to sue your employer. Unfortunately things do not always go as planned and the help of a caring, professional attorney from our firm may be of great benefit to you and your family during a time of pain and stress.

At Meyerkord & Meyerkord, we want to assist you to get the compensation you deserve.

Medical Treatment

If you have been injured, then you know how important it is that you receive medical treatment as soon as possible. There are some steps that are necessary to take to ensure that you receive the highest amount of compensation possible and that your claim is not denied. If you feel that after filing your claim you are wrongfully denied or offered a low financial amount, then it is important that you contact Meyerkord & Meyerkord for representation.

After an injury, it is important that you communicate with your employer. Your employer is required to provide medical treatment, but holding back any information regarding pain, suffering, and other complications that may arise can hinder your treatments and recovery.

It is also imperative that your physician provide you with written documentation regarding your treatment plan, rehabilitation, and estimated amount of time that you may be unable to work; this may assist you in receiving disability benefits. At the end of the designated medical treatment, you will also need to provide a full medical report from your caregiver to your employer and then the employer or their insurance company can provide you with compensation.

Contact our team today to speak with an attorney regarding your situation.

Permanent Disability Benefits

Were you injured at work? You deserve compensation for your injuries! Most employers will provide workers' compensation, but sometimes the amount of money that they provide will be low in comparison to the amount that you could be getting paid. With the assistance of an attorney from Meyerkord & Meyerkord, you will receive outstanding representation for your case and may be able to receive the highest amount of workers' compensation available.

Sometimes, injuries sustained while on the job are so devastating that victims will be unable to work ever again. These injuries usually result in high medical bills, surgeries, rehabilitation, and lost wages, all of which can be significantly detrimental to you and your family. This may be particularly difficult if you were the sole breadwinner of the household.

If you were injured, you deserve payments from workers' compensation. Determining permanent disability benefit payments are done on a rating scale. The total amount of disability will be determined by the type and severity of the injury, the percentage that was determined for your disability, and what your average weekly income was prior to the injury.

How long will I receive payment?

A permanent disability often means that the victim will no longer be able to work or will have to learn a new trade in order to retain income. If you are determined to be injured enough to be out of work for at least 14 days with a 3-day waiting period, then your payments may be made to you every 2 weeks until the entire workers' compensation benefit is paid.

If you need assistance in determining what your disability payment may be or how long your payments may be made to you, do not hesitate in calling Meyerkord & Meyerkord today. We provide all our clients with a free case evaluation, so contact our team. You deserve compensation, and we can help you obtain it!

Temporary Disability Benefits

Were you injured while on the job? You may be entitled to compensation for your injuries. At Meyerkord & Meyerkord, we have years of experience in assisting our clients with gaining favorable outcomes for their workers' compensation claims.

This time in your life may be stressful, but you can rely on our 100 years of combined experience to provide you with outstanding results for your case. If you are looking to receive benefits, then do not hesitate to contact our firm as soon as possible to receive a free initial consultation.

Each year, thousands of people will apply for workers' compensation benefits; however, it is important that you realize that there are multiple benefit packages that you can apply for based on your eligibility. Most people will only need to receive temporary disability. Temporary disability will be available to you if you are out of work for more than 14 days with a 3-day waiting period. This disability insurance will cover medical costs and part of your salary during the time that you are unable to work. Temporary disability payments will cease after you return to work.

Partial vs. Total Disability

Temporary partial disability is paid on a weekly basis and equates to approximately two-thirds of the difference between your earnings prior to the accident and the amount of money that the employee will earn during the time that he or she is unable to work.

Temporary disability will usually be paid to the injured individual still at a rate of two-thirds of normal income but will not exceed the maximum amount set by law. If you have questions or concerns regarding your situation or what category to file under, then do not hesitate to contact Meyerkord & Meyerkord to speak with our dedicated and trusted attorneys.

Wage Loss Benefits

After an injury, many people feel frightened and concerned about where their income is going to come from while they recuperate. If you are the sole earner of your household, then being injured on the job can create serious stress and have you facing the possibility of losing your home, car, and belongings.

Sometimes, the injured person cannot return to work ever or must go to an alternate job that pays significantly less than what they may have been receiving at their previous place of employment. If you have been injured and fear that wage loss is imminent, or if it has already started to be withheld, then contact Meyerkord & Meyerkord today to speak with an attorney.

Working Wage Loss

If you are still able to work but take a dock in pay because of medical restrictions, then you may be able to receive compensation. Even if you are still working at the same company but in a different position than the one that you were previously employed in, you may still be eligible.

Non-Working Wage Loss

In the event that your injury leaves you completely unable to work, you will be able to receive non-working wage loss benefits. These benefits will be a portion of your pay, usually about two-thirds, and can be given to you on a weekly basis or as one large lump sum.

Meyerkord & Meyerkord can help you!

This time in your life can be stressful, but it is important to note that you are not alone. Meyerkord & Meyerkord can assist you in obtaining the compensation that you need in order to move forward with your life. Our team has over 100 years of combined legal experience in assisting our clients with securing favorable settlements and verdicts for their injuries and damages.

Contact the firm today to receive a free case evaluation and to speak with an attorney regarding your situation.

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