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Joplin Workers Compensation

Joplin Workers’ Compensation Lawyers

Fighting for Workers in Joplin, MO & Surrounding Areas

At Webster & Carlton, we understand that sustaining an injury or contracting an occupational disease at work can be a daunting experience. It's essential for all Missouri employees to be informed about workers' compensation, a type of insurance that provides benefits to workers who sustain job-related injuries or illnesses.

Workers' compensation is a legally mandated insurance program managed by the state of Missouri. It protects employees who become injured or ill due to their job. The ultimate goal of workers' compensation is to cover the cost of medical expenses, lost wages, and other related costs, allowing the injured party to focus on their recovery and return to work as soon as possible.

Our workers’ compensation lawyers and team focus exclusively on handling these claims for clients in and around Joplin from our Joplin offices. We can assist with initial claims, claim denials, and appeals involving the following:

How Do I Know If My Work Injury Qualifies for Worker’s Comp?

Assessing whether your injury qualifies for workers' compensation benefits hinges on several critical factors. Primarily, the injury must be work-related, meaning it occurred while you were engaged in your job duties or arose from conditions tied to your employment. Typical examples include injuries from workplace accidents, repetitive motion injuries, and occupational illnesses.

Promptly notifying your employer about the injury is essential, as Missouri law mandates timely reporting in order to begin your claim. Delaying this step can put your eligibility for benefits at risk. After informing your employer, it's important to seek immediate medical attention and meticulously document your diagnosis, treatment, and all related expenses.

If you have any questions about whether you qualify for workers’ comp, get in touch with our office as soon as you can -- we offer a free initial consultation. Our committed staff is here to provide you with the direction and encouragement you need to proceed confidently.

Why Choose Webster & Carlton?

With 48 years of combined experience, we navigate the complexities of Missouri's workers' compensation system to secure the compensation, medical treatment, and support our clients deserve. We help collect and present necessary medical evidence, negotiate with insurance companies, and represent you in court if necessary, working to ensure you receive all the benefits to which you are entitled. We pride ourselves on clear communication, transparency, and personalized service, ensuring that you are well-informed and involved throughout the legal process, and our goal is to alleviate the stress of the legal process, allowing you to focus on recovery. Contact us to arrange a free consultation and let us help you get the justice you deserve.

Contact a Joplin workers’ compensation attorney online or at (417) 545-3775 to discuss your case. Your initial consultation is free of charge. 

Meet Our Team

Committed to Working Tirelessly on Your Behalf to Get You the Compensation You Are Owed


  • The Missouri Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • American Trial Lawyer Association
  • Missouri Association of Trial Attorneys

Why Choose Webster & Carlton?

  • Experienced Firm
    With 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 Representation
    Our 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 Preparation
    At 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.
  • Virtual & Free Consultations

    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.

Stay In The Know

  • 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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In the event of a workplace injury, securing compensation for lost wages, medical bills, rehabilitation, and related expenses requires the expertise of a seasoned workers' compensation attorney.

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