Work injuries are among the most traumatic experiences a worker may face during their work life. Not only do you have to deal with the physical and psychological effects of an injury, but you may also need to deal with the economic consequences of being off work. Many workers fear the loss of their job as a result of an injury.
Although workers’ compensation laws in Missouri have been adopted to provide benefits to workers who are injured or are killed on-the-job, workers’ compensation is an area that can be very confusing to an injured worker. If you have been injured at work, it is vital for you to understand your rights and your obligations under the workers’ compensation laws.
The Missouri workers’ compensation process is full of traps for those who do not understand the system. This is why it is important to hire an attorney like Tyson Mutrux with the Mutrux Law Firm to protect your interests.
Many workers believe that the workers’ compensation laws in Missouri are simple and straightforward. Don’t underestimate the complexity of the workers’ compensation process. Injured workers often fail to take into consideration the complex medical and legal issues involved in their case.
It is estimated that injured workers without attorneys receive approximately 50% less compensation than those who retained the services of an attorney.
Common problems faced by injured workers in your position:
- Even though you were legitimately injured at work, your employer claims that your were not;
- The insurance adjuster has tried to convince you that you don’t need a lawyer;
- The doctor at the occupational health clinic (the workers’ compensation insurance’s doctor) says you can go back to work even though you are still injured; or
- You’re done receiving medical treatment, but you can’t go back to work because of the physical limitations placed on you that keep you from working your previous job.
Think you need an attorney for your workers’ compensation case? Not sure if you need legal help? Contact Tyson Mutrux and the skilled lawyers at the Mutrux Law Firm to talk about your case for no cost or obligation. Remember, if you can’t come to us, we’ll come to you!
Want to know if you’re covered by Missouri Workers’ Compensation? Go to the Missouri Department of Labor’s website to see.