The Division of Workers Compensation

Workers compensation is often not something you simply file for and receive. Many times you have to take an active role in getting access to your rights. There are many things you need to understand in the process.

division of workers compThroughout the State of Missouri there are eight offices for the Division of Workers Compensation. The main office is in Jefferson City.

The Division administers programs and mediates disputes between employees and employers over workplace injuries and other occupational hazards.

Missouri employees are to report workplace injuries within 30 days of the incident. The Division reports that there are about 120,000 reports of injury each year. All employers are required to purchase workers compensation insurance coverage or meet the Divisions requirements if they have five or more employees and construction employers that have one or more employees.

The Division is in place to ensure that injured workers receive the benefits they are entitled to under the law. Their primary responsibility is to achieve resolution of work-related injuries.

The workers compensation process involves the Division of Workers’ Compensation, an insurance company, your employer, medical providers and potentially a liable third-party. It’s no wonder that injured workers find the process difficult to understand and hard to follow.

Workers compensation is often not something you simply file for and receive. Many times you have to take an active role in getting access to your rights. There are many things you need to understand in the process.

Free Workers Compensation Consultations

The Law Office of James M. Hoffmann concentrates in Workers Compensation. Our legal team has a strong history of helping injured workers get the medical attention and financial compensation that they need. Based in St. Louis, and handling workers compensation cases throughout the State of Missouri, our law firm will ensure that your rights are protected. Please call (314) 606-5870 or toll free at (888) 872-6795.

Missouri Workers Compensation

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Updated: August 21, 2018