Missouri Workers' Compensation Lawyers
An on-the-job injury or death can have a substantial impact on the injured worker and their family, as well as the family of a worker who was killed as the result of a workplace accident. The state recognizes this, which is why employers with five or more employees are required by law to provide workers' compensation insurance. The financial assistance offered through workers' compensation insurance provides injured workers and the families of workers who have been killed with the support they need during the recovery and/or emotional healing process. In the case of a fatal workplace accident, workers' compensation benefits can provide a grieving family with the financial support they need to not only cover expenses after losing their loved one, but to support themselves throughout their day-to-day lives.
This is the purpose of workers' compensation insurance, in theory. In actuality, workers' compensation is, at its core, an insurance company; and as an insurance company, it may not provide the amount of compensation a worker and/or their family is entitled to. Any mistake in the claims process or any lack of cooperation on the part of an employer can stop a victim and/or their family from getting the benefits they deserve. By consulting with an experienced workers' compensation attorney in St. Louis, you can be sure you take all the necessary steps towards obtaining rightful compensation. Call (314) 322-8515 today to learn more about your legal rights and options.
Workers' Comp Benefits
If you have been injured at work, or you have lost a loved one to a workplace accident, you have the right to file a claim for worker's compensation benefits. Injured workers and bereaved family members may be entitled to the following financial benefits:
- Medical - This covers doctor visits, medical treatments, and other medical care necessary for you to heal from your injury or illness.
- Wage-Loss - A portion of the wages you've lost as a result of being unable to work during your illness or as a result of your injury.
- Permanent Disability - While the definition of "permanent disability" is specific if being claimed under workers' compensation, if you do quality, you may obtain compensation for the losses that result from your disability (such as loss of future income).
- Death - The family of a worker who died as the result of an on-the-job accident may file a claim for financial compensation to cover their losses, such as funeral costs and loss of income.
Getting You and Your Family the Compensation You Deserve
Workers' compensation insurance is in place to help injured workers and the families of workers killed on-the-job get back on their feet after a workplace accident, but this does not mean that this noble purpose would stop the insurance company from denying a claim that didn't have all the necessary information. A tenacious lawyer can make sure that you file a workers' compensation claim properly and that you are not unjustly denied the benefits that are your right. For help with your Missouri workers' compensation claim, call Page Law at (314) 322-8515 for a consultation.