[ Workers' Compensation ]
Injuries from workplace accidents are very common. Each year, thousands of Missouri employees experience them on the job. In addition to navigating medical care, injured workers regularly experience pain and suffering, lost income, extensive medical bills for medical treatment, and, sometimes, permanent disabilities.
If you are hurt on the job, you can’t sue your employer for damages in most cases. However, an injured employee may have an alternative avenue of recovery against their employer and third parties.
For example, car accidents or truck accidents related to work may allow you to pursue a third party in court. Similarly, if you’re injured on the job by a defective product — like a defective ladder, machine or tool, for example — you may have a products liability claim against the manufacturer.
The main avenue for assistance for workplace injury victims is through workers’ compensation benefits. Workers’ compensation law can be tough to navigate on your own, and cases can present complicated legal issues.
If you’re an injured worker, you need an experienced workers’ compensation lawyer to help you receive maximum compensation for your worker’s comp claim. The choice of a workers comp lawyer should not be taken lightly.
How we can help with your workers’ compensation claim.
At Steelman Gaunt Crowley, our lawyers are well-versed in the intricacies of the Missouri workers’ compensation system, and have the experience necessary to handle your workers’ compensation claim properly.
Our dedicated attorneys will help you with your settlement negotiations and before an administrative law judge or in court if necessary. We work hard to get injured employees the compensation they deserve.
We provide compassionate representation to workers who are hurt on the job and are seeking to file for temporary, permanent partial disability and permanent total disability benefits and medical treatment expenses against employers and their workers’ compensation insurance companies. If your loved one has died of workplace injuries, we can also assist with obtaining death benefits.
State laws regarding workers’ compensation vary from state to state, so if you are injured in Missouri, you should consult with an attorney familiar with Missouri workers’ compensation laws.
Our attorneys provide legal advice and support for our workers’ comp clients in several ways.
If you did not receive a fair rating from your employer’s preferred doctor, we can help you obtain a rating from your own doctor, who is not being paid by your employer.
We can also help you ensure that your benefits are calculated correctly and demonstrate that your personal injury claim was work related and help you receive compensation for medical bills stemming from a workplace injury.
Our law firm handles all work-related injuries resulting in temporary or permanent disability, including:
- Construction accidents (slip-and-fall accidents, power tools, lifting injury)
- Factory accidents (back injury, machinery accidents)
- Vehicle accidents in the performance of your job (e.g., semi trucks)
- Repetitive stress injuries (e.g., carpal tunnel syndrome)
- Toxic exposure (e.g., chemicals, mold)
Our skilled attorneys take pride in providing our clients with high-quality legal representation in their work injury cases.
Schedule your free consultation today.
If you have suffered injuries at work and need to file a workers’ comp claim or a personal injury claim, we will aggressively work on your behalf to get you the medical care and lost wages you need as soon as possible.
To meet with an experienced workers’ compensation attorney for a free, no obligation consultation, please call our law office today at (573) 341.8336 or send us an email to arrange a time that works best for you.
We work with our workers’ comp clients on a contingency-fee basis, so you will pay no attorney fees unless we recover for you.*
*Clients may be responsible for costs or expenses.