Greene County, Missouri Workers’ Compensation Attorneys
Talented Greene County Workers’ Comp Lawyers
Work-related accidents and occupational illnesses can happen in any job field. When they do, the damages you suffer can be severe. In addition to being unable to work or provide for yourself and your family, you may require ongoing medical care and treatment, now and in the future. At The Law Firm of Webster & Carlton, our Greene County workers’ comp lawyers provide the professional legal guidance you need in these situations. With more than 45 years combined experience representing workers in Greene County and the surrounding areas, we are dedicated to helping you get the benefits you are entitled to.
Work-Related Accidents and Injuries in Missouri
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), more than 100 workers each year in our state are killed due to job-related injuries and illnesses, while thousands of others suffer serious injuries. While work-related accidents are common among those in the construction, maintenance, manufacturing, and transportation fields, injuries and chronic health conditions can occur in any occupation. At The Law Firm of Webster & Carlton, our Green County worker's comp lawyers represent workers who have suffered the following:
- Head, back, or neck injuries due to slips, trips, and falls;
- Broken bones and crushing injuries due to getting struck by or caught in between machinery or other objects;
- Severe cuts, lacerations and amputations due to broken glass and sharp objects;
- Electrocutions and contact with live wiring;
- Burns caused by fires, explosions, or contact with harsh chemicals;
- Soft tissue injuries due to overuse and improper lifting;
- Heat exhaustion, dehydration, and heat stroke due to poor working conditions;
- Transportation accidents, resulting in whiplash and other injuries;
- Breathing disorders and other diseases due to exposure to toxic substances, such as asbestos;
- Injuries due to work-related violence, either on the part of coworkers or the customers you serve.
Get the Missouri Workers’ Compensation Benefits You Deserve
Contact Our Greene County Workers' Comp Lawyers for Help
When work-related injuries or illnesses threaten your health and prevent you from working, The Law Firm of Webster & Carlton is here to help. Contact our Greene County workers’ compensation attorneys today and request a consultation to discuss your case.
Experienced FirmWith over 48 years of collective legal expertise, the legal professionals at Webster & Carlton, specializing in workers' compensation, are dedicated to navigating the complexities of Missouri's workers' compensation system, and obtaining the compensation, medical treatment, and support our clients deserve.
Client First RepresentationOur firm has a focus on clear communication, transparency, and personalized service, we ensure that our clients are well-informed and actively involved throughout the legal process. From the initial consultation to case resolution, we prioritize building strong attorney-client relationships based on trust and collaboration.
Detailed Oriented PreparationAt Wester & Carlton, we pride ourselves on our meticulous approach to each case. Our commitment to detail ensures thorough preparation for all aspects of your legal journey, be it mediation, trials, or any other events your case may involve. You can trust that your case will receive the detailed attention it deserves.
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Better understand your legal options and ensure an informed decision by contacting us to arrange a free consultation. Experience the added convenience of virtual consultations, allowing you to delve into your case, pose relevant questions, and gain valuable insights from our team, wherever you are located.
Why Do I Need a Missouri Workers’ Compensation Attorney?A workers’ compensation claim can take several months, even years, to resolve, especially if you continue to suffer from the effects of your work-related injury. Your employer and its insurance company will be represented by highly skilled attorneys who know how to exploit an injured employee. You need to level the playing field by hiring a Missouri workers’ compensation lawyer who will fight on your behalf.
What Happens If My Employer Denies Me Workers’ Compensation Benefits?In many cases, your employer or their insurance company will promptly pay any workers’ compensation benefits. But if they deny benefits–or stop paying them before you receive what you believe you are entitled to under the law–then you have the right to file a claim with the Missouri Division of Workers’ Compensation. An administrative law judge appointed by the Division will review your claim and either conduct mediation between you and your employer, or alternatively hold a formal hearing to determine your right to compensation.
What Kinds of Injuries Are Covered?
Under Missouri law, workers’ compensation only covers injuries that arise “out of and in the course of employment.” This includes accidents that occur during your work shift. It also includes “occupational diseases” contracted at work, provided workplace exposure was the “prevailing” cause.
Workers’ compensation is not necessarily limited to injuries suffered at your normal workplace. If your job requires you to travel–i.e., make deliveries or conduct on-site work with clients–you may be compensated for injuries sustained in the course of such travel. However, Missouri workers’ compensation law specifically excludes injuries sustained while commuting from home to work and back, even if you use a company-owned car.
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