If you've been injured on the job, it is easy to slip into a no-man's land dealing with unresponsive or uncooperative insurance companies or even your employer. In the meantime, the clock is ticking and you may be facing overwhelming medical bills or losing wages because of lost work. That's when you need an attorney who is experienced and knowledgeable about Missouri workers' compensation law.
At Morrison, Webster & Carlton, Attorneys at Law, we provide frank and comprehensive legal services for injured workers dealing with:
- Commercial and truck accidents
- Medical professional work accidents
- Burns, scarring and disfigurement
- Fatal work accidents
- Aggravated pre-existing injuries
- Occupational disease
- Repetitive motion injuries
- Stress-related illness
Defining The Workplace
Even injuries that occur outside your immediate work environment could be covered by workers' compensation. For example, you may be eligible to be compensated for an injury that takes place during:
- Work parties
- Lunch hours
- Transportation to and from a work-sponsored event
If you have questions about whether you qualify for workers' compensation because of where or how your accident occurred, it's time to speak with a lawyer at Morrison, Webster & Carlton, Attorneys at Law.
Types Of Compensation
Depending on the nature and severity of your injuries, you may be eligible for various types of compensation under workers' compensation law. These include:
- Temporary disability
- Permanent partial disability
- Permanent total disability
- Medical care expenses
- Second injury fund
In certain cases, you may even be able to file a civil lawsuit concurrently with your workers' compensation claim. For example, if you were injured by a piece of faulty equipment at your work site, you could file for workers' compensation and also file a separate lawsuit against the manufacturer of the equipment.
Call For Your Free Initial Consultation
We offer legal services for injured workers at our Springfield and Joplin, Missouri, offices. Get in touch with us by calling 800-560-0822 (Springfield) or 888-351-9185 (Joplin) or by using the contact form.