On-the-job accidents and injuries can happen in any occupation. When they keep you from working or performing certain tasks on the job, Missouri workers’ compensation benefits act as a safety net, covering the lost wages and medical expenses you suffer as a result. Unfortunately, obtaining these benefits can be a confusing and complicated process, which is where our Dade County workers’ comp lawyers can help. At Morrison, Webster & Carlton, Attorneys at Law, we provide the legal guidance you need when filing a claim so you can get the maximum amount of benefits you need to recover.
When work-related accidents, injuries, and illnesses occur, our Dade County workers’ comp lawyers act as a strong legal advocate on your side. According to the Missouri Department of Labor (DOL), more than 50,000 occupational injuries and illnesses occur each year in our state. Among those most likely to be impacted are construction, maintenance, and utility workers, truck drivers, public service workers, and retail employees. However, these accidents can also happen in occupations that are considered relatively low-risk and can impact you even when performing minor tasks. At Morrison, Webster & Carlton, Attorneys at Law, we protect the rights of workers when these types of accidents occur, helping them to get the benefits to which they are entitled. Common types of on-the-job injuries suffered by clients we represent include: Overuse injuries, such as muscle strains, sprains, and tears; Broken bones and dislocated joints; Back and neck injuries, such as herniated discs; Head injuries, including concussion and traumatic brain injuries (TBI);Burns due to exposure to heat, chemicals, or electrical wiring; Severe cuts and amputations; Illnesses caused by exposure to hazardous substances, such as respiratory illnesses and certain types of cancers.
When you suffer on the job injuries and illnesses, Morrison, Webster & Carlton, Attorneys at Law can provide you with the trusted legal guidance you need in filing a claim through your employer with the Missouri Division of Workers’ Compensation (DWC). Depending on the circumstances and the severity of your injuries, benefits you may be entitled to include:
While you focus on recovering from job-related injuries or illness, Morrison, Webster & Carlton, Attorneys at Law focuses on getting you the benefits to which you are entitled. To find out how we can assist you in filing your claim, contact our Dade County, MO workers’ compensation lawyers today and request a free consultation.