Find the Best Lawyer for Your Workers’ Compensation Claim
During any given workweek, you are most likely focused on doing your job and doing it well. There are enough things to worry about at work without worrying whether you’ll be protected in the event of a workplace accident. Workers’ compensation is a legally mandated benefit, which provides that protection – however, in the event of a more serious injury, and with recent attempts to change workers’ compensation law, your protection may be limited.
What to Do If You Get Hurt
If you have been hurt on the job, the first thing you should do is report the injury to a supervisor within 30 days. The Department of Labor advises workers to provide a written notice that includes: date, time and place of injury; nature of injury; and your name and address. After reporting the accident, you can contact the St. Louis, Mo. workers’ compensation lawyers at The S.E. Farris Law Firm at 314-A-LAWYER (314-252-9937) for a free consultation.
Injured Worker Entitlements
Injured Missouri workers are entitled to three things under workers’ compensation, or “work comp,” law: payment for medical treatment, a portion of wages while unable to work, and a lump sum payment for disabilities resulting from the accident. Fortunately, most workplace injuries do not result in total permanent disability, but some level of disability is presumed in most work related injuries under workers’ compensation. The first two benefits generally make it possible for a worker to recover fully without suffering financial hardship. For more information on filing a workers’ compensation claim, watch our video “How Workers’ Compensation Works.”
Finding the Best Lawyer for Your Claim
Workers’ compensation, used to be a simple, no-fault benefit system, but is now an ever-changing and increasingly complex area of law. In order to receive your full benefits, you need to choose the best workers’ compensation lawyer. This means a lawyer who focuses his practice in this field and regularly practices workers’ comp law. Read your potential lawyer’s client testimonials for positive feedback or to see if he or she has tried a case similar to yours. Check your lawyer’s credentials and experience, and reputation amongst other lawyers. Finally, meet with your lawyer. This will give you the best sense of whether you should partner with this lawyer to help with your claim- whether he or she is a good listener, understands your case, makes you feel comfortable, and can provide a good resolution to your claim.
Contact a St. Louis Personal Injury Law Firm
At The S.E. Farris Law Firm, our practice is focused on the needs of injury victims. We guarantee our clients that our dedication is more than just a motto. At the end of your case, we measure our success not by the amount of money we have recovered for you, but by whether you would give our name to others as good lawyers to have on their side.
If you have been hurt, or someone you love has been injured or died as the result of a work-related accident, contact the Missouri work comp lawyers at The S.E. Farris Law Firm to learn whether you have a work comp claim. Call 314-A-LAWYER (314-252-9937) today for a free consultation or fill out our online contact form.