Worker's Compensation claims in Missouri

What If My Missouri Workers’ Comp Claim Is Contested?

There are a variety of reasons why your employer’s workers comp carrier may contest your claim for benefits.  If you filed your claim after the deadline or failed to provide the required notice, your claim could be contested.  There may also be issues related to your injury, and how and when it occurred, which may result in a dispute....

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Can I Make a Workers Comp Claim for a Workplace Assault?

The purpose of a Workers’ Compensation claim is to ensure that employees who become injured on the job can be reimbursed for those injuries, without having to resort to the courts. The way the system works is that the injured employee receives compensation for the work-related injuries and agrees not to file a legal action against the employer. If...

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Medical Marijuana Use and Workers Compensation Claims in Missouri

Would it surprise you that nearly ten percent of American workers have gone to work high on marijuana? According to one survey, this is the case. There are many reasons for not going to work intoxicated, but a workplace injury is one that our Joplin workers compensation lawyer suggests is very important to consider. Most employers test employees following...

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Overview of Missouri Workers’ Compensation Forms

If you were hurt on the job, workers’ compensation insurance can help get you the medical treatment you need for your injuries. To get these benefits, you must complete and submit specific Missouri workers’ compensation forms. These forms, some of which are lengthy, can be confusing and potentially overwhelming. Unfortunately, every Missouri workers’ comp form is necessary for processing...

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The Basic Workers Compensation Timeline in Missouri

Most employees in the United States are entitled to workers compensation benefits through their employers. With this program, employers are also protected from lawsuits involving an employee’s injury. As your workers’ compensation lawyer will tell you, if you accept those benefits, you are required to waive your right to file a lawsuit. Essentially, workers’ compensation benefits are considered a...

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What is the Missouri Workers’ Compensation Statute of Limitations?

After a work-related injury, it is imperative to report the injury to your employer as soon as possible. Do not assume that your employer will compensate you without a claim. In 2015 alone, workers’ compensation programs paid $61.9 billion of lost wages and medical payments to claimants. However, you must file a claim before the Missouri workers’ compensation statute of limitations...

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Joplin Workers Compensation Attorney Discusses Warehouse Injuries

As a Joplin workers compensation attorney recognizes, there are many common injuries that workers at warehouses suffer and which can lead to workers compensation claims. The dangers faced by workers in fulfillment centers like Amazon and Walmart have been in the news recently and, if you fall into that category, you may want to be aware of some of...

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Should I File a Workers Comp Claim or a Personal Injury Lawsuit?

There are many different types of claims that may stem from a personal injury. For example, if a worker is injured on the job, then he or she may potentially have a workers comp claim. Many clients wonder, though, what is the difference between a personal injury and workers comp claim? Let our Joplin workers comp lawyer explain the...

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Joplin Workers Compensation Attorney Fees

You may be wondering whether it is necessary to hire an attorney to handle your worker’s compensation case. If there are any complex issues in your case, the wisest decision is to consult with a Joplin workers compensation attorney. For example, if your employer denies your claim or you do not receive your benefits as you should, then an...

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Worker's Compensation Claims: What You Need to Know

Worker’s Compensation Claims: What You Need to Know from Wesley Cottrell  Generally speaking, a workers’ compensation claim must be filed within 2 years of the date of the injury.  There are a few exceptions where that deadline can be extended.  However, it is never wise to delay filing your claim because you risk waiving your right to benefits. Learn more...

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