Workers’ Compensation: An Overview
Workers’ Compensation claims are a way for those who have suffered from an injury at work to receive compensation for their injuries, illnesses and other issues. At Alberhasky Law Firm, P.C., our Springfield, MO, based workers’ comp lawyers are dedicated to providing injured workers and their families with the representation that they deserve. If you or a loved one has experienced a work-related injury, we are here to support you through the litigation process.
Does Your Case Qualify?
By law, employers in the state of Missouri with upwards of five employees must have worker’s compensation insurance. Some higher-risk industries, like construction, are required to have worker’s compensation insurance if they employ even a single employee. In the case of work-related death, the affected survivors, like the spouse or dependents, may be entitled to compensation in the form of survivor benefits. There are multiple types of injuries that can be covered through workers’ compensation insurance, including:
- Injuries occurring during breaks, company events, or due to company facilities or property.
- Diseases caused by exposure to work-related chemicals.
- Mental and physical strain caused by work stress or preexisting conditions that are impacted or inflamed due to the work environment.
Workers’ Compensation claims allow injured workers to receive vital benefits, including:
- Compensation for missed work
- Medical compensation: care, medications, prosthetics, scars
- Related expenses: mileage, burial expenses
- Disability: permanent partial disability (one-time, lump-sum payment), permanent total disability (weekly payments, recurring)
Our workers’ compensation lawyers have helped numerous clients receive the compensation they need and deserve.
Why Do You Need A Workers’ Compensation Attorney?
Workers’ Compensation claims are often confusing and complex. They require accurate evidence and a thorough understanding of the law. Furthermore, an inexperienced attorney may not know the intricacies that make a workers’ compensation case different from a third-party or personal injury claim (link to personal injury page). Additionally, if an injured worker does not retain the services of a seasoned litigator, their winnings might be too little to cover important medical expenses or provide them with the appropriate benefits.
Randy Alberhasky and the dedicated workplace injury lawyers at Alberhasky Law Firm in Springfield, MO, have helped numerous clients win workers’ compensation suits. Randy himself has been involved in over 200 workers’ compensation cases across Missouri. At Alberhasky Law Firm, we provide superior legal guidance for even the most complex workers’ compensation cases. No matter the nature of the workplace injury, our attorneys are fully committed to each client’s case and understand how work-related injuries can have a negative impact on workers and their families. For more information about our workers’ compensation services, contact us online today or call us at 417-865-4444. We look forward to helping you understand Missouri workers’ compensation laws.