The workers' compensation process can become complicated and overwhelming. Do you need the help of a Missouri workers' compensation attorney?
Every year, millions of employees are injured at their workplace. They may have to bear substantial medical expenses and wage loss due to the injuries. There is a workers’ compensation system in place to safeguard the interests of injured employees. Under this system, injured workers may claim medical and wage loss benefits.
Although the system is designed for the benefit of injured workers, the process itself can become quite complicated and overwhelming. To navigate the process, it might be necessary to hire the services of a Missouri workers' compensation attorney who can handle the paper work, research, legal filings, interviews, and expert witnesses on your behalf. This leaves the injured worker free to focus on recovery, while the claim is handled by an experienced attorney.
The Need For Legal Advice
Although there is no legal requirement for you to have a lawyer, it is advisable to have one by your side so that your legal rights are protected. A Missouri workers' compensation attorney will tell you what to expect and what you can do to make your claim stronger.
How a Lawyer Can Help an Injured Employee
Each workers' compensation case is different and unique; however, a lawyer may offer the following services:
- Study your case, analyse the circumstances surrounding the case, and determine if you have a valid workers compensation claim.
- File the claim within the time specified by law.
- If required, find and seek help of expert witnesses.
- Communicate with the insurer.
- Navigate you through the workers' compensation process.
- File an appeal in case your claim is rejected.
- If the workplace injury was caused by a defective product, the lawyer may file damages against the manufacturer of the product.
- If the work-related injury has left you scarred on the head, neck, or face, the lawyer can help file claim for additional compensation.
If the injured worker is receiving other benefits such as Medicare, social security disability, or Medicaid, the lawyer can explain how these benefits can affect their workers compensation benefits
Call The Law Office of James M. Hoffmann at (314) 361-4300. Remember that your employer and the insurance company may not always act in the interests of the worker. The insurer may try to limit or decline the compensation to save money. We will help you receive the compensation that you deserve.