When an employee is hurt on the job, the employer and its workers' compensation insurer have a duty to pay the cost of any medical care for work-related injuries. If you've been hurt at your job and your employer or its insurer is making it difficult for you to collect benefits, you need an attorney who knows Missouri workers' compensation law inside and out. With more than 45 years of cumulative experience helping employees get medical care for work-related injuries, our savvy legal team at The Law Firm of Webster & Carlton, can help.
An employer's insurance company could deny an injured worker's claim for many reasons. For example, your insurer and/or employer could argue that:
Even if the insurer initially approved your claim, sometimes it will stop payment if it believes:
Our seasoned Missouri workers' compensation lawyers at The Law Firm of Webster & Carlton, can help defend you against such denials that would stop your care.
Workers' compensation benefits can help you get the medical care, surgery or physical therapy you need, whether your work accident relates to:
or another type of injury. When your claim is approved, you will continue to receive treatment until your doctor determines that:
If the doctor determines that you have a disability, you are then eligible for additional workers' compensation benefits, likely for what would be considered a permanent partial disability. If you suffer a permanent total disability as a result of your injury, you are entitled to benefits intended to compensate for your resulting inability to work.
We work on contingency, which means we don't get paid until we recover payment for your injury. Call toll free for your free initial consultation at 800-560-0822 (Springfield) or 888-351-9185 (Joplin), or use our contact form.