When Do You Have A Workers’ Comp Case?
Workers’ compensation is paid to an employee injured while performing work-related duties. Unlike personal injury claims, you do not have to prove fault. You are only required to prove that you were injured while at work. Employers are required to have workers’ compensation insurance in the event of a work injury.
At The Johnson Law Firm, LLC, we offer strategic and experienced advocacy to our clients and their families to recover compensation for work-related injuries.
Consider seeing a lawyer when:
- An employer denies that your injury occurred on the job
- You are released to go back to work, but are unable to do so
- If during a period you are unable to work, you are supposed to receive temporary total disability benefits that you do not receive
- You receive less than what you are owed
- You suffer retaliatory discharge or are fired after filing for benefits
- You were treated, paid and released back to work, but believe you suffered a permanent partial disability
We Can Handle Any Injury You Are Experiencing
Workers’ compensation claims are highly technical and require the assistance of an experienced attorney. You may wonder if you should go back to work, how much compensation you will receive, and how to collect the compensation you are due. Our attorneys have extensive experience at all stages of a claim including filing, hearings, and the appeals process, and will assertively protect your rights.
We have experience in several different kinds of injuries, including:
- Severe injuries including broken bones, burns and wrongful death
- Slip-and-fall injuries
- Repetitive stress disorders, including carpal tunnel syndrome
- Construction site accidents
- Factory and farming injuries
- Social Security Disability claims
What Is The Second Injury Fund?
The Second Injury Fund is regulated by the state and not paid by the employer’s insurance. When there is an initial, or primary injury, you may also file for a second injury fund under the law to address additional injuries caused by the first injury.
For example, if you hurt your back at work, you can also receive compensation for additional prior injuries that were affected by the work-related injury. Our attorneys have specific experience and skill in handling second injury fund claims.
Do Not Hesitate To Seek Help
We take all of our personal injury claims on a contingency fee basis, meaning that you will not be charged any fees unless we recover a settlement or win a verdict in your case. There is no risk in contacting our firm for a review of your case and for legal advice on rights and options.
Contact us for a free consultation. We serve clients in St. Charles and throughout Missouri.
Free consultations • Flexible appointment schedules • Home, hospital, and jail visits available upon request • Credit cards accepted