Injured Workers – Missouri Labor
At The Sims Law Firm, we know that you work hard, and that it’s a true hardship when you can’t work. That is why we work quickly and fight fiercely to protect your rights when you have been injured at work. With The Sims Law Firm is on your side, you can feel confident that we will stand up for you against your employer and the insurance company to ensure you get the compensation you deserve.
When you are injured there are four things that you need to do:
First. Report your injury.
This is very important. The longer you wait to report a serious injury, the lower your chances for compensation. Failure to report your injury to your employer within 30 days may jeopardize your ability to receive workers’ compensation benefits. Even minor injuries need to be reported to safe guard yourself against this 30 day policy.
Second. Get Medical Care.
Your employer or insurer is required to provide medical treatment and care to cure and/or fix any injuries that have happened on the job.
Third. Know Your Benefits.
In addition to medical care and coverage you may be entitled to a temporary total disability benefits and permanent partial or permanent total disability benefits. The Sims Law Firm can help you decide which you may or may not qualify for. And help with the paperwork involved in these claims.
Fourth. Resolve Your Case.
This is when the help of a lawyer will greatly benefit you. If you feel or believe that you have not received all the benefits due, and you have contacted both your employer and the insurance company without a resolution, you may wish to review your options. We can take a look at your case, and help you decide the best course of action.
Contact The Sims Law Firm for any and all questions you may have about your workers compensation benefits. 417-883-4848.