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October 1, 2021 | Gary Burger

How do I file a workers' compensation claim in Missouri?

You have just been injured at work and suddenly your entire life is disrupted. Your work injury has made you unable to report to work and perform your duties as normal—the work you count on to support yourself and your family. You are counting on your rightfully owed Missouri workers' compensation benefits to help you through this time as you heal from your injuries and hopefully prepare to return to work at full strength. The Missouri workers' compensation claims process is critical to your financial recovery. Count on the experienced Missouri workers' compensation lawyers of Burger Law in St. Louis to make sure your claim is filed correctly and demand the complete and fair compensation of your damages. If you have been hurt at work and have a Missouri workers' compensation claim to file, contact Burger Law. Call us today at (314) 500-HURT or send us a message. We are here to answer your questions, guide you in the claims process and demand the compensation you deserve. Contact us now so we can begin fighting for you.

Filing a Workers' Compensation Claim in Missouri

When you are hurt at work, follow these steps to file your workers' compensation claim and collect the benefits you are owed.

  1. Report your injury.

    This is critical. You must report your injury to your employer right away. If you do not report your injury to your employer or supervisor within 30 days of your injury or accident, you may not be able to collect Missouri workers' compensation benefits. Do not put this off.

  2. Get medical care.

    Your physical recovery from your injuries are dependent upon receiving prompt and adequate medical care. In the Missouri workers' compensation program, the employer typically has their choice of medical professionals to send you to. Under workers' compensation, it is your employer's responsibility to provide you with the care you need to care for and provide relief from your injuries.

  3. Collect benefits.

    In addition to covering the medical care you need, your employer's workers' compensation insurance also covers certain benefits to be paid to you. Depending on the extent and permanence of your injuries, you will receive a certain sum of payment for a set amount of time. This payment is based on your average weekly wages and is meant to make up for some of the wages you are unable to earn while you are injured. If you are out of work temporarily, you may receive temporary total disability benefits, while an injury with permanent effects will bring you permanent partial or permanent total disability benefits.

  4. Settle your case.

    As an injured worker in Missouri covered by workers' compensation insurance, you are entitled to complete coverage of all medical costs associated with your condition and treatment of your condition, weekly wages while you are unable to work and a lump sum payment for your damages. Do not settle your case without this. If you are unsure of whether you are receiving all you are entitled to or if your claim is complicated or disputed in any way, you must speak to a qualified Missouri workers' compensation lawyer in St. Louis. Call Burger Law for a free consultation with one of our workers' comp lawyers now.

  5. Appeal the decision.

    If the judge orders a resolution that you do not feel covers your complete damages or that you otherwise disagree with, you have the option to appeal your claim. Sometimes a workers' comp claim can be denied due to filing errors. With the help of a qualified professional from Burger Law, you can successfully appeal your claim and demand complete and fair compensation for your work injuries.

Win Your Missouri Workers' Compensation Claim

Workers' compensation insurance is a state-mandated insurance program that protects employers from liability and provides workers with a way to make ends meet while their work injuries or other conditions deem them temporarily or permanently unable to work like they used to. As an employee in Missouri, if you get hurt in the course of your work, you are entitled to workers' compensation benefits. To receive the complete benefits you are owed, you may have to demand and negotiate. Turn to the professionals and allow Burger Law's workers' comp lawyers in Missouri to take on your claim. We will help you recover. Speak to us about your case for free at (314) 500-HURT or here.