Long Lane, Missouri Workers' Compensation Lawyers
Mike is a graduate of the University of Missouri – Columbia School of Law and Saint Louis University. He is a member of the Board of Governors of the Missouri Association of Trial Attorneys, a member of the American...
I serve on the Board of KIDS' CHANCE of Missouri, a scholarship program for children of workers who were seriously injured or...
St. Louis, MO 63108
Saint Louis University, University of Missouri School of Law and University of Missouri School of Law
St. Louis, MO 63119
Washington University School of Law and Oklahoma State University - Stillwater
Board Certified Civil Trial Advocate by the National Board of Trial Advocacy. The National Board of Trial Advocacy is a professional organization, recognized by the American Bar Association and in opinions by the United States Supreme Court for their rigorous certification procedures.
Spencer is a member of The Justice Roundtable, a prestigious and exclusive invitation-only group limited to 100 of the top personal injury attorneys in the nation. Each...
Inheriting his father’s brain and his mother’s heart, Travis was determined to utilize his education to help those who ordinarily would not have access to outstanding professionals. He began his career...
Kansas City, MO 64112
University of Missouri - Kansas City School of Law
Injured on the job?
The workers' compensation system attempts to streamline the process for handling work-related injuries and illnesses, such as a loss of limb, back injury, or repetitive strain injuries, such as carpal tunnel syndrome. The system generally provides fixed remedies to employees suffering from work-related injuries without requiring the employee to prove fault, thereby minimizing the need for litigation and its associated costs. Benefits from workers' compensation insurance may include medical care, temporary disability benefits, permanent disability benefits, vocational rehabilitation, and death benefits.
The workers' compensation system is typically an alternative to filing a civil lawsuit for a personal injury claim, and in most cases, you may not pursue both avenues for compensation for an injury.
A workers' compensation lawyer can help you navigate the workers' compensation system to get the full benefits to which you are entitled. If your injury was caused by someone or something not covered by your employer's workers' compensation insurance, a workers' compensation attorney can help you file a third-party claim so that you get the compensation you deserve.
Sometimes workers' compensation attorneys also handle matters in personal injury or employment law. However, some attorneys also handle workers' compensation matters exclusively.
Cumulative injury: The career total of an employee's job-related injuries resulting in disabilities.
Third-party claim: A legal claim by an employee against a party who is not the employer and whose negligence caused injury during or in the course of employment.
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