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St. Louis Workers' Compensation
Accidents happen. Even those who work in safe environments still run the risk of being injured on the job. Workers’ compensation laws were enacted to protect injured workers and provide financial relief while they recover. However, many individuals find that their initial claims are denied, despite meeting the eligibility criteria.
We may be able to help. If you or a loved one have had their workers’ compensation claim unjustly denied, contact our St. Louis office today. Our compassionate attorneys understand the situation you’re in and want to assist you in securing the compensation you deserve.
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What Can a Workers’ Compensation Lawyer Do?
You didn’t ask for an injury; You deserve to be fairly compensated. An experienced workers’ compensation lawyer will give your case the attention it deserves, and fight relentlessly for your full restitution.
Here are some situations that may qualify for workers’ compensation benefits:
● Head injuries (traumatic brain injuries, concussions)
● Other physical injuries (broken bones, torn ligaments/muscles, herniated discs)
● Occupational ailments (Mesothelioma, hearing/sight loss)
Who Can File a Workers’ Compensation Claim?
Workers’ compensation laws vary by state, so it’s important to understand the laws that apply to you. Missouri law permits injured workers to recover the following:
● Medical expenses (including future medical costs)
● Lost wages
● Permanent/partial disability benefits (depending on your situation)
It’s possible that you qualify for benefits but your employer is slowing down the process. Insurance companies and unethical employers have been known to use shady business practices to avoid paying injured workers the compensation they’re entitled to. If you find yourself in a situation like this, contact our St. Louis office for more information.
What Happens if Your Claim Was Denied?
A denied claim doesn’t mean you aren’t eligible for benefits, and you still have the option to appeal the verdict. Our workers’ compensation lawyers can review your claim, determine if your denial was incorrect, and fight for what you’re owed.
However, Missouri law requires that you submit an appeal within 30 days of receiving your verdict. Any appeal submitted after the 30 days won’t be reviewed, so it’s important to act promptly in order to secure your compensation.
Can I Afford a Lawyer?
Other personal injury firms carry expensive price tags for their service, but we’re the opposite. We believe that everyone should be able to afford comprehensive representation, especially after an injury. That’s why we operate on a contingency—meaning it costs nothing to hire us and we only get paid if we win. Our fee is taken from the favorable settlement or jury award so you never have to worry about paying out-of-pocket for our assistance.
In the most difficult moments of your life, Morgan & Morgan has your back. If you or a loved one have had a workers’ compensation claim incorrectly denied, contact our St. Louis office today. With over $9 billion won for our clients and an extensive network of resources at our disposal, you can rest easy knowing your case is in the best of hands.
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