Employers have a legal responsibility to create a safe environment for their employees. If employees are injured while on the clock or simply on the work premises, their employers may be subject to a serious lawsuit and could be liable for hundreds of thousands of dollars. With so much money at stake, it is critical that both employers and employees educate themselves on the laws and practices surrounding workers’ compensation.
What Is Workers’ Compensation, Anyway?
Workers’ compensation is a form of insurance that employers are required to purchase. Employers today have a long list of safety rules and regulations that they must follow in order to create a safe environment for their employees, but the hard truth is that despite these efforts, work injuries are a large part of several employees’ lives.
A workers’ compensation plan will help pay for many of the expenses associated with a work injury, such as:
- Medical Expenses to Diagnose the Injury
- Medical Expenses to Treat the Injury
- Disability Payments
- Rehabilitation Costs
- Retraining Costs
It is important to note, however, that workers’ compensation benefits come with one major caveat: if you accept workers’ compensation benefits, you are legally agreeing not to sue your employer for negligence. The moment you bring a legal case against your employer, you will forfeit all rights to receive workers’ compensation benefits.
So Where Does My Attorney Come Into Play?
Because workers’ compensation claims typically involve large sums of money, employers and their insurance companies can make the process of obtaining workers’ compensation benefits extremely difficult. Our experienced workers’ compensation attorneys are well-aware of the tactics employers and insurance companies may use to try to protect their bottom lines, and we are are dedicated to ensuring that you receive the financial compensation deserve. We have represented clients in all types of workplace injury claims, such as:
- Back and Neck Injuries
- Work-Related Auto Accidents
- Workplace Collisions and Fires
- Carpal Tunnel and other Repetitive Stress Injuries
- Chemical Exposure
- Workplace Slip-And-Fall Accidents
- Permanent Partial or Total Disability Claims
- Fatal Workplace Injuries
No matter what your unique situation is, we promise to be there for you throughout the entire process, from drafting your initial request to (if necessary) the entire appeals process.
If you or someone you know has suffered a work-related injury, it is important to take action as soon as possible. We invite you to set up a FREE consultation with one of our experienced personal injury attorney to discuss your claim. We have offices located in Lebanon, Camdenton, and Tuscumbia, Missouri – just let us know where you would like to meet!