Experienced Missouri Work Comp Lawyers Track Evolving Law
As the result of recent statutory amendments and constantly changing case law, workers’ compensation law in Missouri has evolved beyond its origins as a simple, no-fault benefit system.
If you were hurt on the job and your employer has five or more employees, or if you work for a construction company with even one employee, your employer is required to have workers’ compensation insurance or to become self-insured.
Workers are entitled to medical treatment paid for by the employer, who has the right to select the healthcare provider.
The first thing an injured worker 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;
• Your name and address.
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.