If you are injured on the job in Springfield, Joplin or surrounding areas of Missouri, you deserve to have an advocate on your side who will help you to file a workers' compensation claim, and will work hard to make sure that you get the award you deserve. At The Law Firm of Webster & Carlton, our talented Springfield workers' compensation attorneys have helped workers from all industries seek compensation and understand their rights. Consider the following types of injured workers we represent, and some common injuries suffered:
Many of our clients are construction workers who have suffered serious injuries while on-the-job. Those in the construction industry are some of the most at-risk workers in Missouri, commonly suffering injuries from slip and falls and falls from heights, electrocutions, becoming stuck in or in-between machinery, and being struck by objects.
Those in the healthcare industry, including doctors, nurses, and other healthcare professionals alike, are at a high risk of injury. In fact, the rate of occupational injury amongst healthcare workers is extremely high. For example, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that musculoskeletal injuries amongst healthcare workers is seven times greater than all other private sector workers. In addition to musculoskeletal injuries (which are often suffered as a result of slip and falls or patient violence), another serious injury that healthcare workers are at risk of sustaining are accidental needle stick injuries.
Working in a factory, warehouse, or industrial setting can be dangerous for workers. Some workers manage large equipment, handle big containers or are at risk of exposure to dangerous substances and chemicals. Our attorneys have represented many factory, industry, and warehouse workers who have been involved in workplace accidents that have left them with serious and disabling injuries.
Not only do our attorneys represent employees in the private sector, but those who are employed in the public sector, too. Keep in mind that certain federal employees and workers are not eligible for workers' compensation benefits, but are instead covered by separate federal programs.
If you are employed in an industry that we have not addressed above, and you have been injured on the job, we want to help you. Nearly all employers in Missouri are required to carry workers' compensation insurance, and if you are injured while performing a work-related task, you are eligible for benefits regardless of fault. If you have been denied benefits, ordered to return to work earlier than you believe you are ready, or if the extent of your injuries is disputed, we can help. Our workers' compensation attorneys want to make sure you get the benefits that the law entitles you to. To schedule a free consultation with our attorneys and learn more about workers' compensation in Missouri, call us today. We never charge you if we are unable to recover a settlement on your behalf.