Green County Workers Compensation Lawyers
We are here to help make sure injured workers have access to the full workers compensation benefits to which they are entitled.
Workers compensation is a form of no fault insurance companies that most Missouri employers are required to carry. No fault insurance means that you are not required to prove your employer was at fault for causing your injury. If your injury occurred on the job or developed due to the activities needed to fulfill your job duties, you should be covered. Workers compensation benefits can be crucial in supporting workers who have been injured on the job. The benefits will help cover necessary care and lost wages. While workers compensation is meant to protect workers, it is unfortunately an often very unfriendly system for workers trying to access their benefits. The Greene County workers compensation attorneys at Morrison, Webster & Carlton help their clients pursue those much needed workers compensation benefits.
How Do I Make a Claim for Workers Compensation Benefits?
To make a claim for workers compensation benefits in Missouri, you must follow specific procedures outlined by state law. First and foremost, you will need to report your injury to your employer. In Missouri, the workers compensation insurance carrier for your employer has the right to choose your treating physician unless you need emergency treatment.
When you go for your initial doctor’s visit, be sure to give them an accurate and detailed reporting of how your injury occurred, your symptoms, and your pain levels. It is incredibly important to be forthcoming with your doctor and speak honestly about this. Exaggerating or underrating your pain can jeopardize your workers compensation claim. The insurance carrier will launch a full investigation and heavily rely on your medical records for evidence of your injuries and the extent thereof.
Following the investigation, the insurance carrier will decide if you have a valid claim or whether your claim should be denied. You have a right to appeal this decision, but must do so within two years from the date of your injury or two years from your last benefit payment, whichever is later. If your claim is approved, you may receive money to cover the cost of:
- Medical treatment
- Lost wages
- Job training for a new type of work
- Disability benefits
Injured workers rely on workers compensation benefits to pay expenses. Let us help you recover the compensation you need and deserve.
For those injured on the job, workers compensation benefits can mean a great deal during a time of financial insecurity. Between the medical bills piling up and missing work which means missing out on wages, it is a stressful time. Put all of this together with trying to navigate the complexities of the workers compensation system and facing a possible denial of your claim and it can be overwhelming to say the least. The dedicated workers compensation attorneys at Morrison, Webster & Carlton are here for you when you need trusted legal counsel to help you successfully access your workers compensation benefits. Contact us today.