You have been employed at your current company for a long time now. For the most part, everything has been going well for you. All of a sudden, you are severely injured on the job. Typically, workers’ compensation can cover situations such as this, but the process to obtain workers’ compensation is not always easy. Deputy and Mizell wants to help people who find themselves in unfortunate situations such as these. In this blog, our experienced personal injury attorneys at the Lake of the Ozarks will give you information on different injury scenarios that can happen in the workplace, define workers’ compensation, and give you an overview of personal injury legal defense available to you at the Lake of the Ozarks.
Different Injury Scenarios That Can Happen in the Workplace
Accidents can happen in the workplace anytime, anywhere and medical bills to cover them can be very expensive. There are a number of different injury claims we have come across over the years including the following:
- Fatal workplace injuries
- Work-related auto accidents
- Permanent partial or total disability claims
- Workplace slip and fall accidents
- Back and neck injuries
- Workplace explosions and fires
- Carpal tunnel and other repetitive stress injuries
- Chemical exposure
If you have unfortunately suffered from one of these injuries and you have not received the medical treatment of compensation you are entitled to under Missouri’s Worker’s Compensation law, have an experienced workers’ compensation lawyer at the Lake of the Ozarks file a claim with the Missouri Department of Insurance for you to collect your benefits.
Workers’ Compensation, as defined by the Missouri Department of Insurance, is a state-mandated, “no-fault” insurance system that pays benefits to workers injured on the job to cover medical care, part of lost wages and permanent disability. In return, employers receive immunity from civil lawsuits by employees over such workplace injuries. The Division of Workers’ Compensation of the Department of Labor and Industrial Relations manages the day to day operations of the system. Typically, workers’ compensation covers temporary total disability payments of up to two-thirds of his or her average weekly wages after missing three days of work. If you have missed more than 14 days, you are then paid for the first three days of work missed. It is illegal to terminate an employee because he or she filed a workers’ compensation claim or testified before the Workers’ Compensation Board.
There may be nothing more frustrating than being told that your workers’ compensation has been denied when you know that you claim is legitimate. Our personal injury lawyers are prepared to help you navigate the, at times intimidating process of obtaining workers’ compensation. We will help with everything from preparing your initial request for benefits through the entire appeals process, if necessary. Deputy and Mizell understands how the system works and we know what it takes to help you obtain a favorable outcome. Contact one of our offices listed below to schedule your free consultation.
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