If you were injured on the job or hired out of Springfield, Missouri, there are things you need to do right away in order to ensure your rights are protected. We invite you to review our guide to workers’ compensation so that you can become more familiar with your workers’ compensation rights.
All of the lawyers at the Edelman Law Office are former construction workers. We understand the pressure that some employers have in order to stop you from pursuing your work comp rights. Regardless of any pressure you are receiving from your job, you must pursue your workers’ compensation rights in order to receive the necessary treatment and compensation to protect you and your family’s future. Do not rely on your employer to do the right thing. The vast majority of the time your employer will turn over the claim to their insurance adjuster who will then take over the case completely for the Employer. Any loyalty you think you think your employer has to you will not apply to the insurance adjuster.
We believe you should first seek the advice of a professional workers’ compensation lawyer to determine the best course of action for your particular case.
Some things all injured workers should do are:
- Immediately report your injury in writing to your employer and demand medical treatment;
- Document everything and keep copies of everything;
- Retain your paychecks for the 13 weeks before your injury to calculate your average weekly.
- Relay all of your symptoms to the employer’s doctor and receive treatment from the employer for all symptoms related to the injury. Make a list of your symptoms and problems relevant to the injury and give it to the doctor. Demand the employer provide the work restrictions indicated by the doctor.
A Springfield workers’ compensation lawyer will be able to explain to you how Missouri Workers’ compensation laws work and what types of benefits you may be entitled to receive. It is important to hire an experienced Springfield workers’ comp attorney to ensure that you collect the full benefits to which you are entitled. If you are interested in learning more or discussing your claim, you can call our office at 314-631-6777, and talk to an injury lawyer regarding your case. We always provide free initial no obligation consultations.
Springfield Division of Workers’ Compensation
The Springfield Division of Workers’ Compensation has Administrative Law Judges who travel and oversee court proceedings in Branson, Lebanon, and West Plains. When they are not traveling to these locations, they can be found at the Division located at Plaza Towers, 1736 E Sunshine St # 610, Springfield, MO 65804. The Springfield Division services the counties of: Stone, Taney, Laclede, Pulaski, Wright, Christian, Dallas, Greene, Polk, Webster, Douglas, Howell, Oregon, Ozark, Shannon, and Texas.
Contact a Springfield Workers’ Compensation Lawyer Today
Do not listen to your boss when he/she tells you that your work injury is not covered. The truth is that now almost all injuries are covered. Workers’ compensation, by design, was created to provide a no-fault system of limited benefits to those injured on the job. As the law has changed over the decades of its existence, many benefits have been altered. It is very important to talk with a workers’ compensation lawyer at our office to verify your rights and file a Claim for Compensation within the necessary time limits.
To see how we can help, call us at 314-631-6777 for a free initial consultation with an injury lawyer.