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After all the hard work and time you have put into your work, when you get hurt on the job, you deserve a workers' compensation lawyer who will put in the work to get you the recovery you deserve. Burger Law's workers' compensation lawyers have what it takes to help you win your case.

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Workers' Compensation Lawyers St. Louis and Missouri

Workers' Compensation Lawyers St. Louis and Missouri. Burger Law is the workers’ compensation law firm in St. Louis and throughout Missouri and Illinois that fights hard for our hard-working clients. When you are hurt on the job, you need to file a workers’ compensation claim and get a workers' compensation lawyer like the attorneys of Burger Law to fight for your full recovery. Call us at (314) 500-HURT now or reach out online right away to receive a free consultation to discuss your workers' comp case.

You are going to need the help of experienced Missouri and Illinois workers’ compensation lawyers like the attorneys of Burger Law–most employers and insurers fight the full benefits to which you are entitled. Our aggressive and dedicated approach has won full benefits and great disability settlements for many clients in St. Louis and throughout Missouri and Illinois.

Burger Law’s clients have recovered millions of dollars with our help. We have received more than 490 positive Google reviews and have settled some of the most difficult cases that other firms do not want to take. That and our utmost dedication to your case set us apart from other workers’ compensation law firms.

Our mission is to make you whole again after you have been hurt at work. As your workers’ compensation lawyer, we personally file claims, fight for your employer to pay for all your medical care, ensure disability payments are made in a timely manner, file and try hardship hearings, try many cases and settle many many more. We work with (or fight if needed) your employer and their insurance company to get the benefits to which you are entitled through your claim and especially at the end of the case. To get you maximum compensation, we relentlessly pursue your Missouri or Illinois workers’ compensation coverage – and we also build cases against any possibly negligent third parties for further recovery beyond your workers’ comp claim.

Missouri and Illinois state laws provide that when you are hurt on the job, you are entitled to compensation for the following three categories:

  1. Medical care
  2. Lost wages
  3. Disability: this will be a lump sum at the end of your case. Do NOT settle your claim without this.

To have a chance at obtaining a full recovery and making sure your employer covers all your medical bills and pays all the workers' comp benefits you are entitled to after you are hurt on the job, hire an experienced St. Louis workers' compensation lawyer as soon as possible after you are injured. Our workers' compensation attorneys handle every aspect of your case from beginning to end and make sure that you get all the compensation available. Speak to one of our lawyers for free today at (314) 500-HURT or here.

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Your Workers' Comp Claim

What To Do When You Are Hurt at Work

If you have a minor injury, then you may very well receive coverage for your claim and return to work quickly, without the help of a lawyer. However, just as with any other insurance carrier, workers’ comp may resist paying out what you are owed. If you have suffered serious injuries on the job, workers’ compensation is failing to offer complete coverage, or your employer is punishing you for filing a claim, you must call Burger Law. Our expert workers’ compensation lawyers in St. Louis will fight to obtain the compensation you deserve and protect you from retaliation. Call us today at (314) 500-HURT or send us a message to discuss your case with one of our skilled workers’ comp attorneys for free.

Steps to Take After Your Work Injury

When you become injured at work, the injury itself can be the least of your worries. The St Louis workers compensation lawyers at Burger Law specialize in making sure that the employer respects your rights under Missouri Workers’ Compensation law. Follow these steps to ensure that we can get you the recovery you deserve:

  1. Notify your employer. Under the statute, this notice must occur immediately after the injury has occurred. Your claim can be weakened if you do not tell the employer right away, although the St. Louis area workers’ compensation attorneys at Burger Law can still work with you if you did not. Tell the employer to fill out a written report of this notice. They have to do this, even if they do not believe you. When providing notice to the employer, make sure to record the name of the supervisors who you reported the injury to. Also, write down the names of any witnesses and their phone numbers or other contact information. Keep track of your days missed from work and out-of-pocket expenses in a log so that your St. Louis area workers’ compensation attorney at Burger Law can help get those expenses back.
  2. Get medical treatment for your injury. Missouri law requires the employer to provide you with medical treatment, but there is a catch - the employer must first authorize the doctor to provide treatment. If the employer has not authorized the doctor to provide treatment, the employer will not pay for that treatment. Once the authorization has been given, the company doctor will decide what treatment you need. Make sure to report all aches and pains to the doctor, because sometimes the doctors who the employer has chosen will under prescribe treatment. The St. Louis area workers’ compensation attorneys at Burger Law specialize in dealing with this problem to get you the treatment you deserve - physical therapy, medications, CAT scans, MRIs, crutches, splints, surgeries, therapy or anything else that will help injured workers make a full recovery.

How to File Your Workers' Compensation 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 party's 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 a personal injury attorney with a winning record as a workers comp lawyer 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 the Burger Law legal team, your workers' compensation lawyers, know how insurance companies work and how they behave to avoid paying hard-working injury victims. In many cases, your claim may be denied completely. Whether your claim was initially denied or you have been offered compensation that does not cover the extent of your injuries, you need an expert 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, our workers' compensation attorneys are ready to fight until you are fully compensated.

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Workers' Comp Law

Your Rights As a Worker

State law requires most St. Louis businesses to carry worker's compensation insurance. This insurance coverage is intended to protect employees if they suffer an injury at work. Workers' compensation laws require any St. Louis businesses with five or more employees to provide this insurance coverage. While there are some exceptions to this law, most workers have the right to pursue a workers' compensation claim if they sustain an injury or develop an illness while doing their job.

For more information on Missouri's Workers' Compensation laws, here are the compiled statutues.

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 St. Louis can guide you through the process to ensure that everything is completed correctly.

Workers Comp Benefits

What benefits can an injured employee seek? Workers' compensation insurance typically provides partial wage replacement benefits as well as medical care. People seeking compensation can file a claim instead of suing their employer in a personal injury case. In fact, most who suffer an injury at work are legally prohibited from suing their employer and must file a workers' compensation claim to receive any benefits.

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.

    Missouri law requires that injured workers receive compensation for any medical expenses incurred as a result of workplace injury. As explained above, employers generally have the right to choose the doctor that you will go see. However, the experienced St. Louis area workers’ compensation lawyers at Burger Law have been successful in the past with getting workers treatment by a physician of their choosing for some treatment, including for the more involved procedures, like surgeries. Though it can be a difficult case to make, if you want treatment by your own provider you need to get aggressive representation like that at Burger Law.

  • Two-thirds (⅔) of your average weekly wage while you cannot work.

    Injured workers are due two-thirds (⅔) of the value of their wages while they are treated for their injuries. If an employer can provide the employee with labor that can be completed while on restrictions imposed by the treating doctor, then the employee must perform that newly assigned task until the restriction is lifted. Employers sometimes play games with job assignments for their injured workers by reassigning them to tasks that do not comply with the restrictions. Even worse, workers are sometimes fired for exercising their rights under workers’ compensation laws. Both of these behaviors are illegal. The award-winning trial attorneys at Burger Law know how to deal with these games and will take employers to task for them so that injured workers can get the recovery they are owed under the law.

  • A lump sum (and tax-free) disability payment for permanent partial disability (PPD) or permanent total disability (PTD).

    The employer is only required to pay you for lost wages and medical expenses until you reach your maximum medical improvement. When the law says you will not get any better, the employer is no longer obligated to pay you any disability payments. At that point, the employer will offer you a settlement that is intended to compensate you for any diminishment in your capacity to work for the remainder of your life as a result of sustaining a workplace injury. Aggressive St. Louis area workers’ compensation attorneys at Burger Law have recovered millions of dollars, including large workers’ compensation settlements. This payment represents the last time the employer will compensate you for your injury, and with one of our experienced trial lawyers on your side, you know you can expect the best possible result: a large payment to help deal with your injury.

When injured at work, you should quickly get all of your benefits and return to work for minor injuries. Serious injuries can mean a big recovery with the help of an experienced personal injury lawyer. If your employer retaliates against you or does not provide you with the proper benefits, Burger Law will fight them in the workers’ compensation division or with a civil wrongful discharge claim. Many Missouri workers do not even know they are entitled to this lump sum disability payment. Our workers' compensation attorneys only take a 25% fee on the disability payment when we win your workers' compensation case.

Work Injury Cases

When you are injured on the job, you need an experienced workers' compensation lawyer who is ready and willing to fight for you every step of the way, whether that is in your workers' compensation claim, a third-party personal injury or wrongful death claim or even going to trail to get you the compensation you need. The work injury attorneys of Burger Law in St. Louis will demand your recovery from any and all negligent parties. Learn more about the types of work injury cases we cover below.

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How Our Workers' Compensation Lawyers Can Help

If you recently suffered an injury while on the job or performing a work duty, you may be entitled to compensation for your medical care, wages, and the affect your injuries have had on your life. The rigorous claims process can be difficult to handle alone while recovering from an injury or illness. Instead, call an experienced St. Louis workers’ compensation attorney from Burger Law for help with your claim.

A seasoned lawyer will understand the common pitfalls of the workers’ compensation system and can fight for your benefits. The St. Louis workers' compensation lawyers of Burger Law are well-versed in work comp cases, and know how to beat the common pitfalls that work injury claimants face.

Workers Compensation Death Benefits

Sadly, workplace accidents sometimes turn fatal. If a worker dies due to a job-related injury, their family may be able to seek worker’s compensation death benefits. Specifically, the deceased worker’s surviving spouse and minor children may be able to file a benefits claim for up to $5,000 in burial costs and a portion of the worker’s weekly wages. Generally, surviving family members may receive these financial benefits until the children reach adulthood, or until the spouse dies or remarries.

Proving that an employee’s death was the result of a worksite injury or job-related illness is tough. To make matters more difficult, surviving family members must meet certain notification and filing deadlines to pursue a claim. A St. Louis workers’ compensation lawyer can help grieving family members seek death benefits, which can mitigate devastating financial losses.

Appealing a Workers' Comp Claim Denial

Whether an injured worker files a workers’ compensation claim, or a surviving family member files a death benefits claim, the insurance company may deny their claim for no good reason. The workers’ compensation system is notoriously complicated because so many employers and their insurance companies deny legitimate claims.

Someone facing a claim denial can appeal that decision with the help of an experienced workers’ compensation lawyer. When a lawyer steps in on a worker’s behalf, they can navigate the dysfunctional worker’s compensation system and fight for the employee’s benefits.

Workers' Compensation Lawyers That Work For You

The workers' compensation lawyers of Burger Law in St. Louis are dedicated to getting injured workers the support they deserve. Put our years of experience and success in workers' compensation cases to work for you. Call us now at (314) 500-HURT or send us a message to speak with a St. Louis workers’ compensation lawyer about your claim for free.

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Our workers' compensation law firm in St. Louis is dedicated to recovering complete compensation for those who have been injured while trying to make an honest living. We fight hard to defend our clients’ rights against the employers and insurance companies who aim to avoid paying victims what they should. They use their resources and power to avoid doing the right thing because they know victims often can't afford to fight back or do not know their legal rights.

It’s our firm’s passion and privilege to fight for the rights and recoveries of our clients. Our hard work is made worth it with each excellent settlement we recover for another deserving client. Here are a few of our clients sharing their stories of success.

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When you are hurt at work, we make sure you are taken care of. Some work injuries may also fall under another type of personal injury claim. Burger Law lawyers are experts in all areas of personal injury law and will demand your complete and rightful compensation until all parties have been held accountable and you have the support you need.

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Common Personal Injury Questions

The workers' compensation lawyers of Burger Law believe in giving injury victims and their families the resources they need to understand their claim and their options. In addition to other free resources we have produced, we share the answers to many commonly asked personal injury questions here. Our lawyers are also available to answer questions for free at (314) 500-HURT.

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Were you recently fired from your job? You might be wondering if you can sue for wrongful termination. It may have been unfair, but was it illegal? It is questions like these that an experienced employment lawyer like the St. Louis lawyers of Burger Law can help you answer. Burger Law's knowled …

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