Des Peres Workers Compensation Lawyer – Workers’ Compensation Lawyer Des Peres, MO
With more than 20 years of experience, the Law Office of James M. Hoffmann works exclusively in the area of Missouri Workers Compensation for clients in Des Peres, MO.
Thousands of workers are injured on the job every year in Missouri. Even though organizations like OSHA help make the work environment healthier and safer, the workplace continues to be the most common place that people are injured.
Missouri has laws in place that are supposed to protect injured employees. Yet, many injured workers do not get the benefits and compensation that they are legally entitled to. Others only receive a small percentage of what they should get.
However, if you were injured on the job, you should be receiving ALL of your benefits, not just the ones your employers insurance carrier wants to accept.
If your benefits are being denied, or if your employer and their insurance are harassing or bullying you, contact the Law Office of James M. Hoffmann today! Our attorneys will work with you, regardless of where you are in the process. Attorney James M. Hoffmann has spent a majority of his more than 20 year legal career dedicated to protecting the rights of injured workers.
Has Your Work Comp Claim Been Denied?
Many clients have told us that their employer refused to fill out an incident report because the injury was not severe or because the injured worker didn’t know the exact date/time their pain started, despite their explaining that the repetitive nature of their job causes them pain every day.
Some employee’s are intimidated by their supervisor and continue to work in pain. Others believe the supervisor who said you don’t have a claim if you don’t know the exact date and time.
You need to protect yourself and your claim. You are able to put your claim in writing even though your employee refused to do so. Write a letter, confirm that you had a conversation with your employer, noting the time, place and date. Report that he/she refused to give you an incident report. Give as many details as you can about the incident. Make sure you give a copy to your employer, his boss and keep a copy for yourself.
Types of Work-Related Injuries
Some injuries can be traumatic, and it is easy to know the exact time and date the incident occurred. Other injuries/pain are caused over time by repetitive work duties. Both types of injuries are valid claims under Missouri Workers Compensation law.
Employees can suffer all kinds of injuries while working. Some of the most common types of workplace injuries include:
- Shoulder injuries
- Construction accidents
- Back injuries
- Head and neck injuries
- Healthcare worker injuries
- Falling injuries
- Repetitive stress injuries
- Knee injuries
- Burn injuries
We explain the workers comp process to clients and can get involved at any state: initial application, resubmitting claims to insurance companies, or appealing a case to an administrative law judge or a higher court.
Contact a Des Peres, MO Workers Compensation Lawyer
If you were injured at work, it is important to speak to a workers compensation lawyer about your legal rights and options. Our legal team has a strong history of helping injured workers get the medical attention and financial compensation that they need. Contact our Des Peres workers compensation law firm to ensure that your rights are protected. Please call (314) 361-4300 or toll free at (888) 872-6795. You can also complete our Online Case Evaluation Form.