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October 22, 2019 | Gary Burger

Do I Need a Lawyer for my Workers' Comp Claim?

When you're hurt at work you are owed certain recoveries under Missouri laws. But how do you know if you are getting the full amount that you are owed? Can you tell if your employer or the insurance company is cheating you out of some of the benefits you are owed? If they are, what do you do? Do you know the laws that govern workers' compensation claims?

Knowing whether or not you're getting a fair deal during a workers' compensation claim can be difficult. First, they're going to have you sign a myriad of forms, some of which you may not fully understand. Then their going to nitpick every word you use when detailing the accident. Dealing with this can be incredibly stressful, and if you make a mistake it can cost you. So how do you know whether or not you need a lawyer? Our Personal Injury Lawyers in St. Louis have extensive experience in litigating workers' compensation claims, and our team can make sure that you get the full amount you are owed for your injuries. If you have any questions about this FAQ, or if you would like to talk with our team now, call 314-542-2222 or 618-272-2222.

Do I need a Lawyer for my Workers' Comp Claim?

Although it may seem straightforward, filing a workers’ compensation claim can be a complicated process and is often further made difficult by the injured parties relationship with the negligent party. However, those injured while on the job do have rights which should be addressed as soon as possible with an experienced St. Louis workers’ compensation lawyer.

It is important to contact an attorney as soon as possible. You have just 30 days to notify your employer of your injury. Then, you must undergo a complex claims procedure that can be difficult to manage alone. Instead of pursuing a claim by yourself, contact a St. Louis personal injury lawyer for help. At Burger Law, our experienced attorneys offer legal guidance and personal attention at every step of the process. Call today to schedule your no-cost, no-obligation consultation with one of our knowledgeable attorneys. If you can’t come to us, we will come to you. Call the personal injury law firm with the most Google reviews in the St. Louis area today and learn how we may help you.

More often than not insurance companies get away with not paying the total amount of injured workers’ medical bills, cheating employees out of their lost wages, and arguing that they don’t owe any money for injured workers’ lump sum payments. Gary Burger and his associates know how insurance companies work, and it is our understanding that an injured worker cannot fully recover for their claim without hiring an employment lawyer who regularly litigates workers’ compensation cases, has a good winning success rate, properly prepares for trial and works with medical experts to support the worker’s claims. If you’ve been injured at work and are looking to file a claim, the workers’ compensation attorneys are prepared to help.

Burger Law helps injured workers recover their full benefits under Missouri’s Workers’ Compensation laws. Gary Burger and associates have represented many injured workers to maximize their recovery. Our workers compensation lawyers personally file claims, fight for medical care, ensure disability payments are timely made, file and try hardship hearings and work with your employer and insurance company to get the benefits to which you are entitled. For any work injury, you get:

  • Your medical care authorized and medical expenses paid by your employer.
  • Two-thirds (⅔) of your average weekly wage while you cannot work.
  • A lump sum (and tax-free) disability payment for permanent partial disability (PPD) or permanent total disability (PTD).