Missouri Workers Compensation Lawyer
After being injured on the job, you may be unsure of what to do and have many questions about workers compensation benefits. First and foremost find the right attorney. Andrew H. Marty has worked with those injured on the job in the St. Charles area of Missouri for many years. His experience and dedication allow him to represent clients aggressively against employers and big insurance companies. Call 636-486-4861 or contact us by email today. A free initial consultation is available to discuss your case.
Medical Treatment Through Your Employer
If you have suffered a workplace injury, medical treatment is available to you through your employer to cure or relieve the effects of your work related injury.
Under Missouri’s Workers’ Compensation Law, your employer has the privilege to choose the treating doctor, hospital or other health care provider. It is not uncommon for employers to choose a health care provider who will keep their insurance costs down, so you may end up not receiving the proper diagnosis or the wrong type of care for your injury. You can choose your own doctor but you will pay for it, with out the help of health insurance benefits.
The right lawyer will use medical experts to correctly diagnose the medical condition and to recommend appropriate medical treatment. These medical expert’s opinions may be used to force the employer to provide the necessary medical treatment.
If you have any questions concerning medical treatment please call 636-486-4861 for a free initial consultation.
Workers’ compensation wages
An injured worker is entitled to workers’ compensation pay for the time he or she is unable to work. The amount of workerss compensation pay you receive depends on how much you were paid at the time you were injured. The amount of workers’ compensation pay you receive is based on 66 2/3% of the amount of your average pay for 13 weeks prior to the injury. However, the workers’ compensation pay cannot exceed a statutorily minimum amount. There are many problems that may arise, including miscalculations of the amount, or if the employer is unable to accommodate the worker’s restrictions.
If you have any questions concerning your workers’ compensation wages please call 636-486-4861 for a free initial consultation.
Permanent Partial Disability & Permanent Total Disability
Even if the worker has returned to work, they may be entitled to a lump sum of money under permanent partial disability if problems persist after their medical treatment is concluded. Also, the employer may be responsible for lifetime weekly benefits if the injury prevents the worker from returning to any employment. Many times the employer will try to minimize problems to save money. The employer and its insurance company may not obtain the correct medical assessment for an injured worker in efforts to settle a claim quickly and for little money. Hiring the right lawyer ensures that your rights are protected under the law.
If you have any questions concerning permanent partial or permanent total disability please call 636-486-4861 for a free initial consultation.