Chesterfield Workers’ Compensation Attorneys
Seeking Benefits for Injured Workers in Missouri
Obtaining workers’ compensation benefits can be an overwhelming and confusing process and changes in the law have made it more difficult for injured workers to obtain benefits. The Roberts Law Firm, P.C. represents clients in a variety of work-related injuries, including work-related vehicle accidents, construction site accidents, industrial accidents, accidental injuries at work, repetitive motion claims, and injuries caused by high-speed pursuits.
Benefits Available Under Missouri Workers’ Compensation Law
It is important to be aware that workers’ compensation benefits may include more than payment for medical expenses and lost wages. Many people who are injured at work are unaware that they are entitled to a partial disability payment or payment from the State for their injuries. There may also be third party claims to assert following a work injury.
In most workers’ compensation claims, there is no issue of who is at fault and benefits are available to employees if occurring in the course and scope of their employment. The Roberts Law Firm, P.C. will work to obtain the maximum amount from the employer’s insurance company for your work-related injury.
Advocates for Workplace Injury Victims
If you or someone you know has been injured in a workplace accident, help is available today fromour Chesterfield attorneys. We help employees prosecute workers’ compensation and workplace injury cases throughout Missouri.
Sometimes our clients come to us after receiving notice of a voluntary conference at the Division of Workers’ Compensation. The employee is given no further information and no advice is given to the employee as to what the value of his or her case prior to the hearing. Workers’ compensation involves a highly complex set of laws. The ability to obtain compensation has become much harder with recent changes in state law. The insurance companies, claims adjusters, and law firms representing employers and insurance companies are highly skilled and aggressive and sometimes present low offers of settlement designed to give you less than your case is truly worth. The Roberts Law Firm, P.C. offers strong advocacy, knowledge of the law, and dedication to success in every case we handle.
Missouri Workers’ Compensation Overview
Missouri’s workers’ compensation system was originally designed to provide a straightforward method for injured workers’ to receive benefits. Over the years, changes to that system have made it increasingly difficult for injured workers to obtain benefits and disability payments without competent legal counsel. A claim is not a lawsuit but part of a State administrative claims process by which the employer’s workers’ compensation insurance carrier provides benefits to injured workers. That administrative process is overseen by the Missouri Department of Labor and Industrial Relations and the Missouri Division of Workers’ Compensation.
The Roberts Law Firm, P.C. helps to provide injured workers with needed benefits awarded for work-related injuries, traumas, sickness, and death resulting from workplace accidents. We will access your injuries and provide the needed representation to ensure the best available result available under the law.
Workers’ compensation benefits are most commonly the exclusive or only legal recourse available against an employer’s insurance company. Vocational rehabilitation services are sometimes available to injured workers to allow for training into new employment following a work injury.
Issues that our firm commonly faces in workers’ compensation claims include:
- Ensuring employees receive appropriate medical treatment
- Payment for time lost from work
- Payment for medical treatment
- Compensation in the form of lump sum disability payments
- Establishing medical causation for a work injury
- Establishing an employee is permanently and totally disabled
It is important for an employee to report a work-related injury to the appropriate supervisor as soon as reasonably possible.
We will attempt to determine the complex medical issues that arise in cases and assess the appropriate value of particular claims. The Firm commonly receives independent medical assessments for injuries that workers’ sustain to determine the full value of claims and to ensure complete recovery from the employer’s insurance company for the injury.
Why You Need Legal Counsel to Prosecute Your Claim
The recent changes to Missouri's workers’ compensation structure has made it increasingly difficult to obtain benefits. Employers and their insurers are presenting employees with increased hurdles and delay tactics. Employees who are injured may encounter challenges to receive the appropriate medical care to which they are entitled following an unfortunate work injury.
The Division of Workers’ Compensation has also eliminated legal counselors to help employees receive disability payments following work injuries. Employees are not provided any guidance or information as to the value of their claim following an injury.
The Roberts Law Firm, P.C. works with employees to help them obtain necessary medical treatment and full recovery of disability benefits following a work injury.
In short, the legal hurdles presented by the current system make it very difficult for an employee to receive appropriate compensation without the assistance of knowledgeable legal counsel.
No Recovery, No Fee
The Roberts Law Firm, P.C. takes personal injury cases on a contingency basis. This means you will only pay attorney’s fees if we obtain compensation for you.
For a consultation with a Chesterfield workers' compensation lawyer, call us at (636) 590-4864 or contact us online.