Springfield Workers’ Compensation Law Firm
Serving Workers & Their Families Statewide
Injuries can occur while on the job, whether you are a construction worker on a hazardous and constantly changing site, a nurse in a hospital or medical clinic, a factory worker, a server, or a cashier at a grocery store. Accidents can occur in any work environment, as can work-related illnesses.
The Missouri workers' compensation system is a state-mandated program designed to provide financial aid to employees who sustain job-related injuries or illnesses. The system operates on a no-fault basis, meaning workers can receive benefits regardless of who is at fault if the injury or illness is work-related.
Qualifying for workers' compensation benefits involves reporting the injury to your employer, seeking immediate medical attention, and filing a claim. Employers or their insurance companies then review the claim and determine whether you are eligible for benefits.
However, the claims process can be complicated and time-consuming. Application errors, procedural mistakes, and disputes with your employer or insurer can lead to claim denials. To avoid these and increase your chances of a positive outcome, you can turn to a law firm that focuses its entire practice on Missouri workers’ compensation law.
At Webster & Carlton, we represent workers in all industries in Springfield, Joplin, and across the state in claims and appeals. We are thoroughly familiar with the law, the procedures, and how to advocate for you effectively. Our attorneys bring nearly 50 years of combined experience to your case, and our entire team is here to help smooth the way through the process.
We work on a contingency basis, meaning you pay nothing unless we win your case. Get your questions answered, your concerns addressed, and the reassurance you need from a team committed to providing you with honesty, integrity, and genuine care.
- Back Injury at Work
- Bone Fractures
- Burns, Scarring & Disfigurement Injuries
- Chemical Exposure
- Commercial Truck Accidents
- Construction Worker Accidents
- Crush Injuries
- Cuts & Lacerations
- Electrical Hazards
- Falling Objects
- Fatal Work Accidents
- Forklift Accidents
- Industrial Work Accidents
- Invisible Work Injuries
- Ladder Scaffolding Accidents
- Leg, Knee, & Ankle Injuries
- Lower Back Injury
- Medical Professional Work Injuries
- Occupational Diseases
- Power Tools & Machinery Injuries
- Pre-existing Conditions
- Public Employees Injured at Work
- Repetitive Stress Injuries
- Scissor Lift Accidents
- Second Injury Fund
- Shoulder Injuries
- Vehicle & Heavy Equipment Accidents
- Workers' Compensation
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
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Our Missouri Workers’ Compensation Lawyers Can Guide You Through the Process
Being injured on the job can be scary and stressful. However, if you work for a company that employs five or more people, you are covered by workers’ compensation insurance. This type of insurance is designed to pay for your medical expenses and compensate you for some of your lost wages when you are harmed while performing a work-related task.
If you are hurt at work, you must apply for workers’ compensation benefits as soon as possible. Be sure to follow the steps listed below.
Report Your Injury Immediately
The first thing that you need to do when you are injured on the job is to make sure that you report your injury to your employer. You should report it as soon as possible. By law, you must report your injury within a month of its occurrence.
Once you report your injury or illness, your employer must notify its insurer and the Division of Workers’ Compensation Insurance. The insurance company will review your case and determine whether or not to approve benefits.