There’s personal injury law, and then there’s workers’ compensation. Workman’s comp is practically an entirely separate discipline, with nuances and and subtleties all its own. If you have been injured at work, we strongly encourage you to consider hiring a workman’s comp attorney in Lebanon MO to help you fight for your rights.
Workers’ Compensation Attorneys In Mid-Missouri
If you are like most employees who are injured at work, you’re probably feeling concerned, scared, and a little overwhelmed. It’s possible that you’ve already filed for compensation and your claim has been denied, in which case you may be feeling discouraged in addition to overwhelmed. Our workers’ compensation lawyers at the Lake of the Ozarks are prepared to help you navigate this sometimes intimidating process, from preparing your initial request for benefits through the entire appeals process if necessary.
What Can You Be Compensated For?
If you have been injured at work, you may be eligible to be compensated for a wide variety of different elements (commonly referred to as “damages”). Here are a few examples of the damages you may be able to seek compensation for:
Medical Bills (Past & Future)
Obviously, one of the biggest expenses associated with an an injury (on or off the job) are the medical bills your treatment will incur. An experienced workers’ compensation attorney should be able to help you seek compensation for all the medical bills you will face as a result of your work-related injury. This should include the bills you have already paid as well as future ones you predict for your continued medical treatment, if necessary.
Depending on the severity of your injury, you may not be able to continue working as you undergo treatment. Many workers assume that they are not eligible for a paycheck if they are not working, but if their inability to work is due to a work-related accident, this may not be the case. We can help you fight for full or partial payment for the work you miss as a result of your accident.
Lost Earning Ability
In a perfect world, your injury would only set you back for a brief while; eventually you would make a full recovery and be able to return to work as normal. Unfortunately, it does not always work out that way. If you face a future of limited earning ability as a result of your accident, you may be able to seek a large enough settlement to offset your lack of income in the future.
Contact Deputy & Mizell For Representation
If you have been injured at work, it is important to seek representation sooner than later. If you wait too long, you risk allowing the statute of limitations to expire; if this happens, you case may automatically be considered invalid and you forfeit all chances to secure compensation for your injuries. Our Missouri attorneys offer representation for workers in Laclede, Miller, and Camden County. To learn more about our workers’ compensation representation services, visit our website or contact our firm directly by calling 1-877-532-2191.