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Springfield Child A Workers' Compensation Attorneys

Helping Families Get the Benefits They Need

When a parent is injured on the job, the entire family can suffer. In some cases, the children of injured workers may be entitled to receive benefits under the Missouri workers' compensation system. These benefits are known as "Child A" benefits.

At Webster & Carlton, P.C., our Springfield Child A workers' compensation lawyers are committed to helping families get the benefits they need. We understand the unique challenges that come with filing a workers' compensation claim on behalf of a child, and we are prepared to guide you through the process.

For a free consultation with our team, call (417) 545-3775 or contact us online.

What Are Child A Benefits?

Child A benefits are a type of workers' compensation benefit that is available to the children of injured workers. These benefits are intended to help cover the costs of raising a child when a parent is unable to work due to a job-related injury or illness.

Child A benefits are paid in addition to the benefits that the injured worker receives. They are typically paid to the child's other parent or legal guardian, and they are intended to help cover the costs of the child's basic needs, such as food, clothing, and shelter.

Child A benefits are typically paid until the child turns 18. However, if the child is still in high school when they turn 18, benefits may continue until they graduate or turn 21, whichever comes first. In some cases, benefits may also be available to children who are over the age of 18 and are disabled.

How to File a Child A Workers' Compensation Claim

Child A benefits are not automatically paid to the children of injured workers. Instead, a claim must be filed with the Missouri Division of Workers' Compensation.

When filing a Child A claim, it is important to provide as much information as possible. This includes the child's full name, date of birth, and Social Security number, as well as the name of the child's other parent or legal guardian.

It is also important to provide information about the injured worker's employer and the date of the injury. If the injured worker has already filed a workers' compensation claim, it is also important to provide information about that claim.

Once a Child A claim has been filed, the Missouri Division of Workers' Compensation will review the claim and determine whether the child is eligible to receive benefits. If the claim is approved, the child's other parent or legal guardian will begin receiving benefits on the child's behalf.

How Our Firm Can Help

At Webster & Carlton, P.C., we understand that the workers' compensation system can be complex and confusing. We also understand that the last thing you want to do when you are caring for an injured loved one is to deal with the hassle of filing a claim.

When you hire our firm, we will handle all aspects of your Child A workers' compensation claim so that you can focus on what matters most: your family. We will gather all of the necessary evidence, file all of the required paperwork, and fight to get your child the benefits they deserve.

Speak to a Lawyer About Your Child A Workers' Compensation Claim

If your child's other parent has been injured on the job, they may be entitled to receive Child A benefits. At Webster & Carlton, P.C., our Springfield Child A workers' compensation attorneys can help you understand your child's rights and guide you through the process of filing a claim.

Contact us online or call (417) 545-3775 to schedule a free consultation with our team.

Seasoned Advocacy, Proven Results
At The Law Firm of Webster & Carlton, we provide reliable workers’ compensation assistance with an accessible small-town feel. With nearly 50 years of combined legal experience, our knowledgeable, no-nonsense Missouri workers’ compensation law firm is prepared to help you find relief from your financial burdens after a workplace accident. Every client is important to us. Our staff is committed to working tirelessly on your behalf to get you the compensation you are owed.

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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