Workers' Compensation Lawyer in St. Louis
About Workers' Compensation Claims
Employers are required to have workers' compensation insurance to cover loss of earnings and medical costs in case an employee suffers a work-related injury. Common workplace accidents that would involve workers' compensation are construction accidents,
slip & falls, traffic collisions, industrial accidents, explosions, or
toxic exposure to harmful chemicals. Some injuries from work-related accidents may cause temporary or permanent disability.
The loss of income due to missed work because of an injury can place extreme financial hardship on a household. In order to ensure maximum compensation, an injured worker should contact a St. Louis personal injury attorney for legal advice and help with the workers' compensation claims process. Onder, Shelton, O'Leary & Peterson, LLC is an experienced personal injury law firm and represents clients with work-related injuries and can help clients determine any possible
third party liability.
St. Louis Workers' Comp Attorney
Work-related injuries can include:
Workers' compensation pays medical costs plus disability benefits, death benefits and supplemental job displacement benefits to qualified individuals. Qualifying for benefits depends on the circumstances of the accident and the severity of the injuries. Workers' comp investigates claims and makes recommendations on the validity of a claim.
Injured workers have the rights to receive compensation for their injuries. It, however, is important to have legal guidance through the claims process as it can be very complex and intimidating. A worker injured on the job can benefit from the knowledge of an attorney with experience in these cases and working with the system.
It is vastly important to have experienced legal assistance for a proper claim submittal and management of the claim, representation at hearings, and the follow through to completion. A rejected claim may require the skill of attorney for a successful appeal of the decision. Make an appointment today for a consultation with a workers' compensation attorney from the Onder Law Firm.
Contact a St. Louis workers' compensation lawyer regarding workers' comp claims.