Workers’ Compensation Claims Are More Complex Than Most People Realize
At Edelman & Muehleisen LLC, we understand how difficult it can be to navigate through the requirements of the Missouri Division of Workers’ Compensation (MODWC) to get the compensation you need after a workplace injury or illness caused by your on-the-job conditions. Filing a worker’s compensation claim for your injuries typically means you may not pursue a suit against your employer. However, you may be able to pursue a third-party claim against another person or product manufacturer for the negligence that caused your suffering.
Get The Help You Need Right Away
If you have been injured at your workplace, it is important to let your employer know about your injuries right away. You have a limited time to report your injuries. But filing a claim for workers’ compensation is not a simple task. Workers’ compensation benefits can change the amount of Social Security, Medicare or Medicaid benefits you may be entitled to receive. If you are entitled to unemployment benefits, a workers’ compensation claim may also need special consideration before moving forward with the claim.
Any type of injury you receive while on the job or doing the work your employer pays you to complete may qualify for workers’ compensation benefits, including those from:
- Car accidents
- Truck collisions
- Heavy equipment operations
- Scaffolding falls
- Ladder falls
- Heavy lifting
- Toxic chemicals
- Faulty office equipment
- Poorly maintained hallways
- Lack of property security
When you are injured, the process for securing the compensation you need for proper recovery can be overwhelming. If you are thinking of filing a workers’ compensation claim, you have only two years from the date of your injuries to do so, otherwise, you could lose the right to file a claim. It can be confusing to proceed on your own, especially when your employer’s insurance company is denying your benefits or is trying to say your accident injuries were caused by your use of drugs or alcohol at work.
Contact Edelman & Muehleisen LLC For A Free Consultation To Discuss Your Workers’ Compensation Case
Our personal injury attorneys have helped workers just like you recover fair and just compensation for all types of injuries caused in accidents across all types of industries. Your consultation with us is free and we do not charge attorneys’ fees unless and until we recover compensation for your case. Take care of yourself. Email us or call 314-858-1498 to schedule a free, confidential consultation.
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