Frequently asked Questions about Workers’ Compensation Law

Posted by on May 15, 2011 in Workers Compensation | 0 comments

Frequently asked Questions about Workers’ Compensation Law

Frequently asked Questions about Workers’ Compensation Law What is workers’ compensation? Injuries caused by an employee’s work are eligible for workers’ compensation. Physical injuries such as falls, work environment-caused illnesses and anything else caused by a work-related task. Injuries could also include those caused by repetition of movement such as carpal tunnel. I heard you can get big settlement money out of workers’ compensation. Is a workers’ comp claim a way for me to...

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Why Injured Workers Need an Attorney to Handle Workers’ Compenation Claims

Posted by on May 11, 2011 in Workers Compensation | 0 comments

Why Injured Workers Need an Attorney to Handle Workers’ Compenation Claims

In the past, workers have often tried to handle a workers’ compensation claim by themselves. Unfortunately, this is an ill-advised strategy and can result in a loss of medical benefits and the loss of a future disability payment. In Missouri, employers are allowed to deny workers’ compensation claims even though they may, in fact, be compensable. Changes enacted by the 2005 Republican legislature led to a restriction of benefits by severely restricting the definition of a compensable injury. Many injuries, such...

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