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Springfield Workers’ Compensation Appeal Lawyers

We Fight for the Benefits You Need & Deserve in Missouri

When you've been injured on the job, you expect your workers' compensation claim to be handled fairly and promptly. However, that's not always the case. Your claim may be denied, or you may receive less compensation than you believe you're entitled to. This is where the importance of a workers' compensation appeal comes into play. An appeal provides you with an opportunity to challenge the decision made regarding your workers' compensation claim.

Workers' compensation appeals can be a complex process that requires a deep understanding of the law and specific procedures. If you are an employee who has been injured or contracted a work-related illness and your workers' compensation claim has been denied, you can appeal the decision.

At The Law Firm of Webster & Carlton in Springfield, MO, we have a deep understanding of workers' compensation appeals. Our team of experienced lawyers is dedicated to helping you navigate the complex appeals process and secure the benefits you deserve. Don't navigate the complex world of workers' compensation appeals alone. Trust The Law Firm of Webster & Carlton to guide you every step of the way.

Contact us today at (417) 545-3775 to schedule a free consultation and learn more about how we can help you with your workers' compensation appeal.

Understanding the Missouri Workers' Compensation Appeals Process

Many claims in Missouri and across the country are initially rejected. When this occurs in our state, your appeal must be filed with the Missouri Workers’ Compensation Appeals Board. Doing so will allow you to put your case before the Board for a new decision. If you prevail, you will secure the benefits to which you are entitled. 

In Missouri, the workers' compensation appeals process starts when you receive a decision from the Division of Workers' Compensation that you disagree with. You have 20 days from the date of the decision to file an Application for Review with the Labor and Industrial Relations Commission (LIRC). The LIRC will then review your case and make a decision.

If you're still not satisfied with the LIRC's decision, you can appeal to the Missouri Court of Appeals within 30 days. The Court of Appeals' decision can be appealed to the Missouri Supreme Court, the highest court in the state.

Throughout this process, it's crucial to have an experienced attorney by your side. The legal procedures involved are complex and require a deep understanding of workers' compensation laws.

How to Appeal a Workers' Compensation Decision

The first step to appeal a workers' compensation decision is to file an Application for Review with the LIRC. This application should detail why you believe the Division of Workers' Compensation's decision was incorrect.

Next, you'll need to present evidence to support your claim. This could include medical records, witness testimonies, and any other documentation that supports your case. This is a critical step in the process, and having a skilled attorney can make a significant difference.

Once you've submitted your application and evidence, you'll have a hearing before the LIRC. If you're not satisfied with the LIRC's decision, you can appeal to the Missouri Court of Appeals, and ultimately, to the Missouri Supreme Court.

Why Choose The Law Firm of Webster & Carlton?

Choosing the right attorney to represent you in your workers' compensation appeal is crucial. At The Law Firm of Webster & Carlton, we have a proven track record of success in workers' compensation appeals. Our attorneys are dedicated to fighting for the rights of injured workers, and we work tirelessly to ensure our clients receive the benefits they deserve.

We understand that every case is unique, which is why we provide personalized service to each of our clients. From the moment you walk through our doors, you'll be treated with the respect and compassion you deserve.

Webster & Carlton can help you navigate the complex journey of an appeal, ensuring that you understand every step of the process and that your case is presented in the most compelling manner possible. Our goal is to help you secure the compensation you deserve. We've stood by countless workers in Springfield and across the state, aiding them in their fight for justice, and we can be ready to do the same for you.

Book a no-fee consultation with a Springfield workers’ compensation appeal attorney by using our contact form to reach us or call (417) 545-3775.

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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