Filing a Workers’ Compensation Claim

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You may already know the basics of the Missouri workers’ compensation system – If you’re hurt while on the job, you may receive benefits.

Benefits may receive covered medical care, income replacement and disability compensation. Even though the workers’ compensation system is meant to make the process easy, it can still be complex to file a workers’ compensation claim.

Lawyers for Filing Workers’ Compensation Claims

At Walton Telken Injury Attorneys, our lawyers help injured workers file workers’ compensation claims. We can report your injury, review your benefits and take action if the insurance company doesn’t pay you fairly. The Walton Telken Injury Attorneys represent individuals through the entire process so that they get the benefits that they deserve.

Call us at (844) 259-7182 to discuss your case with our workers’ compensation attorneys.

How can our lawyers help with a claim?

Our lawyers assist injured workers with everything needed to receive compensation. Here are some of the services we provide:

  • Making sure that the employer properly reports the injury to the Division of Workers’ Compensation
  • Reviewing the benefits provided to ensure all medical treatment is covered including care, mobility devices and therapy
  • Obtaining independent medical evaluations and documentation as needed
  • Reviewing financial benefits to see if your disability pay is correct and complete
  • Challenging a finding of permanent disability
  • Evaluating how a workers’ compensation claim may impact other types of benefits including social security, unemployment or a traditional personal injury claim
  • Attendance at hearings; speaking as your representative in legal proceedings

When you’re filing a workers’ compensation claim, keep in mind that there are several different things involved in making the claim successful – filing the claim correctly, evaluating the benefits awarded and taking the right steps to challenge the determination, if needed. Our lawyers assist you with all the steps needed for filing a workers’ compensation claim.

What’s involved in filing a workers’ compensation claim in Missouri?

Receiving workers’ compensation benefits in Missouri begins with reporting your workplace injury. You should report it as soon as possible. If you report the injury more than 30 days after it occurs, you may lose your right to benefits.

The employer should take the step of reporting the injury to the Division of Workers’ Compensation and their insurance company. The insurance company should evaluate the case and pay benefits. If the employer and the insurance company don’t report the injury, you may report it yourself. We can help.

The insurance company should automatically pay covered benefits – medical care, replacement income and disability compensation. If they don’t, you may file a workers’ compensation claim. Our lawyers can represent you.

What is a workers’ compensation claim?

A workers’ compensation claim is a formal request for compensation, filed by the injured worker. It gives the victim a forum to ask for the benefits that are appropriate under the Missouri workers’ compensation law. Filing a claim starts the process to have a hearing with an administrative judge.

Having a lawyer represent you is key to success in any workers’ compensation claim. A claim must follow the right legal procedures and have the right supporting evidence. Our lawyers have years of experience in handling workers’ compensation claims. We take the steps to file your claim, evaluate the case and build the evidence. Understanding the benefits that you deserve, we do what’s needed for you to receive justice for your injury claim.

How long do I have to file a workers’ compensation claim?

You must file a workers’ compensation claim within two years of the injury or death or the last payment made because of the injury or death. The deadline can be extended to three years if the employer doesn’t file a report.

Note: In all cases, you must notify your employer within 30 days of the injury. Always make the report in writing to your supervisor or human resources department, including your name, the date and the nature of the injury.

Workers’ Compensation Claims – Free Consultations

Have you been injured in the course of employment? Report it to your employer and contact us. We can make the workers’ compensation process easier. It may be necessary to file a claim, but our lawyers specialize in streamlining the process to make sure you get the benefits you deserve.

Call (844) 259-7182 to talk to our legal team today.


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We’re here to help recover maximum monetary damages to compensate you for your physical, financial and emotional losses. The personal injury lawyers at our firm understand your concerns and are committed to responding to your needs with strong advocacy and legal counsel. Contact our law firm today to schedule a free initial consultation to discuss your personal injury or work-related injury claim at one of our office locations in Illinois or Missouri.

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