Suffered an injury at work that has left you financially strained? Having trouble filing a worker’s comp claim? Do you feel that you are receiving inadequate coverage? Contact TorHoerman Law for a free, no-obligation case consultation with an experienced St. Louis workers compensation lawyer to discuss your legal options today.
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Anyone injured while on the job is eligible for workers’ compensation benefits. Even if you were injured while on a company-sponsored outing, that still counts towards a workers’ compensation claim. If you are unsure if your injury qualifies, contact TorHoerman Law for a free, no-obligation consultation.
There are two important deadlines to be aware of. First, immediately after the accident, notify your employer in writing of the accident. While verbal notification is good, the report should be submitted in writing, too. Keep a copy of the notification for your records as well. Failure to do so within 30 days can jeopardize your ability to qualify for workers’ compensation benefits. The other deadline to be aware of is the statute of limitations. Essentially, you have two years either within the date of injury or death, or the last benefits payment received, to file a claim. While there are extenuating circumstances, failure to file with that two-year deadline can make your claim invalid.
At TorHoerman Law, we operate on a contingency fee basis. Essentially, that means you do not pay anything unless we win your case. The fees for legal counsel in Missouri are capped at 25 percent of the total amount awarded. If you have any questions about the contingency fee, please contact our office.
TorHoerman LawOur team of experienced St. Louis workers' compensation lawyers understands how devastating workplace injuries can be. Our St. Louis workers' compensation law firm has won more than $4 billion in verdicts and negotiated settlements for our clients. TorHoerman Law operates on a contingency fee basis. Thus, you do not owe any payment until you have been compensated. Contact one of our expert St. Louis workers' compensation lawyers to find out if you are eligible to file a lawsuit. You may use the chatbot below for a free, no-obligation case consultation.
Once you have been injured while on the job, it is important to contact a St. Louis workers' compensation lawyer immediately. We will walk you through the process, which typically involves:
This is an imperative step and should be completed quickly. In Missouri, you must notify your employer of an injury within 30 days. Failure to do so can jeopardize your ability to receive workers' compensation benefits. According to the handbook on State of Missouri's Workers' Compensation Division, notification of injury must be made in writing and include the "nature of the injury, where and when it occurred, and the name and address of the person injured." Your employer may have an Accident or Injury Report form to use, but if not, reports of injuries can be made on Missouri's Division of Workers' Compensation website. Once completed, the form should be submitted to your employer.
While you may have received medical treatment immediately after the accident occurred, it is important to follow up with a doctor to ensure there are no other injuries or existing damage.
Your legal team will work with you to collect all evidence and calculate damages suffered to file a claim. It is important a claim is filed within the timeline of the statute of limitations. Basically, the statute of limitations is a time-frame of how long you have to file a claim. In Missouri, a claim must be filed within two years of the date of injury or death, or within two years after your last benefit payment was made.
While you are permitted to attend the hearing, your lawyer will work on your behalf to represent your best interests.
If the Missouri Industrial Commission's judges do not rule in your favor, an appeal can be filed to ensure you receive that maximum amount of benefits.
“Facts for Injured Workers – Information about Workers’ Compensation in Missouri.” Missouri Division of Workers’ Compensation, Missouri Department of Labor and Industrial Relations, labor.mo.gov/sites/labor/files/pubs_forms/WC-101-AI.pdf
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