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Being injured doesn't change your worth.

Serving Springfield, MO Since 30

  • "My life has been forever changed because of excellent representation!!!"
    Matt and the entire staff have been my STRENGTH while I have been weak. Comfort through the most tragic time of my life, and most of all willing to fight on my behalf for justice!
    - Christy W.
  • "Highly recommend Tom Carlton and his associates."
    Tom went above and beyond to go out of his way to help us. He was a very personable and very upstanding person and cares about your needs and goes out of his way to do the best job for you to get what you deserve.
    - Jennifer L.
  • "I feel blessed that they hear what I am saying."
    Firm does an excellent job of telling me what I need to do to help myself which then allows them to keep my case moving.
    - Jan J.

Meet Our Team

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

Associations

  • 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.

Get Reliable Workers’ Compensation Assistance

We Fight Hard for Both Big and Small Workers' Compensation Cases

People come to us and they feel powerless. They feel like they've not been heard. They feel like everything is being decided for them in their workers' compensation case and that they just can't be heard. We want to fight for our client. And that's what I think we really do here.

Our Focus is Your Advantage

Our firm exclusively practices Missouri workers’ compensation law. That singular focus allows us a depth of experience and knowledge that might not be available at firms that cast a wider net. We know how to fight employers and insurance companies that try to limit what they pay after an employee injury. We handle all sorts of work-related injury claims, including commercial and truck accidents, burning, scarring and disfigurement, fatal accidents, occupational disease, repetitive motion injury, exacerbated pre-existing conditions, and psychological stress.

You Only Pay if We Recover Compensation

We work on contingency, which means you pay us only if we recover compensation in y

Our FAQ

  • 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.

Get the Help You Deserve

Contact Us Today

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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