St. Louis Workers Compensation Attorneys Help Injured Employees
Pursuing benefits for Missouri and Illinois clients
Any employer in Missouri with five or more full-time workers must carry workers compensation insurance. In Illinois, employers engaged in certain enterprises or whose annual payroll exceeds a certain threshold must provide workers compensation coverage. Still, the requirement that workers be covered does not always translate into injured workers receiving benefits. The Law Office of John S. Wallach, P.C. believes that if you are injured on the job you should be entitled to protection. We diligently pursue compensation for our clients through every phase of the process, asserting their rights to:
Obtaining workers compensation benefits
If you are injured on the job, you must complete the following actions to maintain your eligibility for workers comp benefits:
- Report your injury to your supervisor within 30 days (Missouri) or within 45 days (Illinois) of the date of the injury
- Seek medical care immediately. Your employer may provide you with a suggested list of doctors, but you may also obtain a second opinion from a doctor of your choice
- Contact the Law Office of John S. Wallach, P.C. We can help you through the paperwork and deadlines of your case and ensure you receive the maximum amount of benefits available to you after your injury or illness. This can include temporary total, permanent partial or permanent total disability benefits
In a difficult economy, employers and their insurers may be reluctant to pay injured employees the compensation they are entitled to, but we can be your advocates. Our Illinois and Missouri workers compensation attorneys can battle insurance companies and employers to be certain you and your family have the money and time off necessary to recover.
If your employer does not carry workers comp
If you are employed by a Missouri business with fewer than five workers, your employer may not carry workers compensation and you may not be able to recover these benefits. Injuries on the job here are subject to more standard personal injury lawsuits, where negligence is a factor in determining benefit awards. The Law Office of John S. Wallach, P.C. can assess your case for damages and determine your best course of action to obtain compensation for your injuries.
Call an experienced workers compensation firm serving Missouri and Illinois
To schedule a free consultation with a skilled attorney at the Law Office of John S. Wallach, P.C., call us at 1.877.241.1020 or contact our office online.