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Workers Compensation Lawyer Poplar Bluff, MO

Fighting for Injured Workers’ Compensation and Recovery.

Workers Compensation Lawyer Poplar Bluff

An accident happened at work, and now you’re suffering from injuries that you didn’t ask for. Your employer wants you to take the blame, or settle for less than you need for a full recovery. Don’t do either. They hurt you, and they owe you, and Missouri Workers’ Compensation Laws protect your rights and your recovery. Our Workers’ Compensation Lawyers in Poplar Bluff will fight for your rights and make sure that you get 100% of the care and rehabilitation you need.

Gary Burger

Gary Burger | Trial Attorney

Gary Burger is devoted to helping injury victims recover from devastating accidents in Missouri and Illinois. Gary practices all areas of personal injury law and has been successful in providing financial recovery while aiding in the protection of our clients' future.


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You didn’t ask to be injured, and you shouldn’t have to beg to get the medical care and financial recovery you deserve for your injuries. Your employer should take responsibility for their actions and see to your needs. Sadly, not all employers value their workers. If you are being denied the recovery and compensation you deserve, the Workers Compensation Lawyers of Burger Law can help. We are a Workers’ Compensation Law Firm in Poplar Bluff that fights for the rights and recoveries of families devastated by work injuries. We fight for the recovery of our clients, not to line our own pockets. If we don’t win your workers compensation claim in Poplar Bluff you won’t owe us any fees. Call or Contact our Workers’ Compensation Lawyers immediately to protect your claim, and your recovery.

If you have any additional questions about Missouri Compensation Laws, what you should do immediately following a work accident, or how an Attorney can help your claim, we have more information further down the page that may be relevant to your needs. If you need to speak with an Attorney immediately, call 866-599-2222.

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What if I’m forced to work with an injury?

Work Comp Attorney Poplar Bluff, MO

Employers that care little for their employees health are going to push them to return to work as quickly as possible, or be fired. They will want you to talk to company doctors who will downplay your injuries. This is an attempt to cheat you out of your rights, and your compensation. Our Work Comp Lawyers in Poplar Bluff have fought these types of claims before, and we always hold companies responsible for the injuries they cause to their employees. If you’ve been injured, our Work Comp Firm advises that you take these steps to secure your recovery and defend your claim:

  • Document your Injuries – Always speak with a third party doctor. Multiple opinions will confirm your injuries, and set what is needed for your recovery.
  • Document All conversations with your Employer – Documentation of every conversation you have creates a paper trail that can be used to substantiate your claim. Never have a conversation that isn’t recorded in writing. If your employer tries to double back on what they promised you, you’ll have a record of the conversation.
  • Document the Business’ Practices Regarding Injury – If your employer has a handbook that dictates what you are allowed during an injury, or what you are supposed to receive when you are hurt, make sure you notate all of those business practices.
  • Document the Hours you are required to work while injured, and the tasks you are asked to do – If you were forced to work while injured, or you would lose your job, notate what you were required to do, if it further complicated your injury, and who required you to do the work.

The actions you take immediately following a workplace injury, and whether or not your employer provides you with the care you need and deserve are going to set the stage for your claim. If your employer does right by you, and provides for your care as well as taking care of you financially, then you may not need a lawyer. This, unfortunately, isn’t always the case, and if your employer or supervisor is fighting against your claim, or you’ve been fired because of your injury and now your workers’ compensation claim is in jeopardy, contact our Work Comp Lawyers in Poplar Bluff immediately.

Workers’ Compensation Lawyer Poplar Bluff and Missouri

Our Lawyers will fight to ensure you get the care and recovery you deserve

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According to MO Workers’ Comp statutes, you are entitled to certain rights and recoveries. Your rights and compensation include these benefits:

  • 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).

For more information on Missouri’s Workers’ Compensation Laws, here are the compiled statutes.

If you need to report an injury at work, or if you have further questions about the Missouri legal process that involves a workers’ compensation claim, our Workers’ Compensation Lawyers in Poplar Bluff can guide you through the process to ensure that everything is completed correctly.

Work Comp Lawyer Poplar Bluff

Protect your Workers’ Compensation Claim, and your Recovery

Your compensation and your physical and financial recovery can be assured. You’re a hardworking employee. You complete the tasks you’ve been asked to, and you always give your job 100%. The fact that your employer is now giving you a hard way to go is disgusting. You’ve worked hard for them and you don’t deserve the way you are being treated. If you aren’t being taken care of, we will fight for you every step of the way. Burger Law is a Workers’ Compensation Law Firm in Poplar Bluff that has a proven track record of successfully fighting for the rights of Poplar Bluff residents. When we take on your claim, we fight for your rights, and your recovery, and we won’t charge you any fees until we win your claim. To get the care and recovery you are owed, speak with our Poplar Bluff Workers’ Compensation Lawyers as soon as possible.

 

Case Results

  • Scudder Testimonial

    Personal Injury LawyerSt. Louis, MO Burger Law Fights for the Rights and Recoveries of those Injured by Reckless Acts Client testimonial of Daniel Scudder who discusses his work comp and civil claims and settlements. Daniel had prior injuries to the same parts of his body and we still recovered in both claims. He got $29k […]
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  • Negotiation Raises Settlement 30k

    We settled a workers compensation case and an automobile accident for our client Daniel. Daniel was rear-ended on the highway at a high rate of speed when the other driver wasn’t paying attention to traffic ahead of her. Like Brad above, Daniel had significant medical from his accident. Daniel treated consistently with a physical therapist […]
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  • $43,000 plus a ton of medical and past TTD Workers’ Compensation Settlement

    We recently settled a Workers’ Compensation claim that was a battle from the beginning. Our client Gregg was a long-time employee of James Mulligan Printing, Co. While lifting a stack of paper to put into a printing press, he felt a pull and tear in his left shoulder. Ultimately, doctors diagnosed him with bicipital tendinitis […]
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  • $232,000 Workers’ Compensation Settlement

    Our client Sandi was a long time manager of Circle K stores in our area. On Pearl Harbor Day 2016 she visited a store when she slipped and fell. An employee had mopped the area but did not use a degreaser – instead made it the floor more slick. In the fall, Sandi injured both […]
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  • $125,000 Worker’s Compensation Settlement for Permanent Disability

    $125,000 Worker’s Compensation Settlement for Permanent Disability We represented Tim G. in a Worker’s Compensation claim he made against St. Louis Community College. Tim was a groundskeeper for the College for many years, but became injured and developed Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (“CRPS” also known as Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy, or “RSD”). This syndrome caused him […]
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  • $40,000 Worker’s Compensation Settlement for Foot and Hand Injury

    $40,000 Worker’s Compensation Settlement for Foot and Hand Injury Our client Tim P. is an ex-Marine and construction worker. He was injured twice on the job in separate incidents. In one incident, a trailer fell on his foot causing a crush injury. In another, he lost the tip of his index finger. Through time and […]
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  • $32,500 Worker’s Compensation Settlement for Back and Foot Injury

    $32,500 Worker’s Compensation Settlement for Back and Foot Injury We represented Jonathan P. when he was injured twice on the job at Autozone. In one incident, he was carrying a heavy box of rotors to a delivery car and injured his back. In another injury, some wires were draped across a walkway and he tripped […]
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  • Workers Comp Settlement

    Workers Comp Settlement We recently settled a shoulder surgery workers’ compensation case for $50,000. This was even more than my demand sent last summer. The client hurt his shoulder, had surgery and went back to work without restrictions. When the employers’ insurance company didn’t settle, we got a disability rating for our client. This rating […]
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  • Burning Man $110,000 Work Comp Settlement

    We represented Kelli in a Workers Compensation case for an injury she suffered at the Burning Man Festival in Blackrock City, Nevada. How did we win this claim in Missouri for a Burning Man volunteer? In 2014 Kelli attended her 7th festival and was official appointed a “ranger” who protects revelers at the end of […]
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  • $150,000 for Injured Worker in Longshore Act Case

    Gary Burger settled a case for a client who was injured when he pulled on a rope while working on a barge on the Mississippi river. We initially pursued the case as a Jones Act case, but were unsuccessful. We converted the case to a Longshore Act case and pursued it in Federal Administrative Procedure. […]
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  • Gateway Arch Worker Settles Over Injury on Tram – $120,000 Settlement

    In this case, Gary was able to net his client a large settlement despite difficulties created by the victim being injured on federal land. The defense team tried the case into federal court by using a statute, but Gary defeated their legal arguments and kept the case in state court where his client would get […]
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  • Failure to Diagnose Dislocated Lunate in Wrist

    Our client broke his wrist. The wrist is a complicated structure. When treating a broken wrist, special care must be taken to determine the type of break and its effect on the surrounding nerves and tissue. Our client had a dislocated lunate – his bone impinged on a nerve and there was a small window […]
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Blog Posts

  • 9 Worst Workers Compensation Mistakes

    Waiting to tell your boss. If there is any chance you are injured in an accident, tell your boss, supervisor or the appropriate person right away. File an injury report. Get medical care. Do not be afraid of retaliation and don’t be afraid to report the injury. Responsible employers want their employees to get healthy and back to work. […]
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