An overview of Missouri worker compensation law
Worker compensation — or work comp, as it is sometimes called — is a legally mandated benefit provided to employees who are hurt while on the job or performing duties related to their employment or are exposed to occupational disease.
Formerly known as workman’s compensation, the system was developed as a way to compensate injured workers or the family members of employees killed while carrying out their work duties.
The Missouri Worker’s Compensation Act identifies the employers required to carry work comp insurance, the types of injuries that qualify for work comp benefits and the benefits a Missouri worker may be entitled to claim. If you have been injured in a workplace accident, contact the St. Louis, Mo., worker compensation lawyers at The S.E. Farris Law Firm. Call 314-A-LAWYER (314-252-9937) today for a free consultation.