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Missouri Lawyer Has Long Experience in Workers’ Compensation Cases

St. Louis counselor skilled at proving claims for benefits for workers suffering illness or injury

A workplace injury or an occupational disease can have grave consequences for employees and their families, including high medical bills, lost wages and long-term inability to work or carry on other life activities. Missouri Workers’ Compensation is designed to get victims the money they need quickly to deal with their most pressing financial needs. At the office of James G. Krispin, Attorney at Law, in St. Louis, I have more than 30 years of experience helping injured and ill workers and surviving family members of deceased workers get the full compensation they are due. I’ve developed a reputation for taking on the most complicated cases, including those involving the Second Injury Fund, which compensates workers whose injuries have worsened pre-existing disabilities.

Committed attorney files workers’ compensation claims

Missourians have the right to file a workers’ compensation claim when they are injured or made ill in the course of their employment. Employers of five or more individuals are required to carry workers’ comp insurance. If the employer is in the construction industry, workers’ comp is required with the hiring of one or more employees.

Injuries and occupational diseases are covered if they arise out of and in the course of employment, regardless of fault. Workers or their families may be entitled to compensation for the following:

  • Medical expenses related to the injury or illness
  • A portion of lost wages
  • Permanent disability
  • Death

As an aggressive litigator, I have extensive experience helping injured and ill workers recover maximum allowable compensation for each of these types of losses.

Law firm experienced in appealing denied workers’ comp claims

Your workers’ compensation claim may be denied, in whole or in part, by your employer’s insurance provider. Common reasons for rejection include the following:

  • No one witnessed the injury
  • The injury wasn’t immediately reported
  • The claim was fired after the worker was fired or laid off
  • Medical authorizations weren’t signed
  • Insufficient proof of a disability was submitted

However, you can make an application for adjudication of claim by an administrative law judge (ALJ) and thereafter appeal to the state Labor and Industrial Relations Commission. I am skilled at gathering and evaluating all evidence available to document an appeal, which has contributed to my track record of success.

Accomplished lawyer experienced in Second Injury Fund cases

Missouri maintains a Second Injury Fund for workers who suffer injuries that combine with pre-existing disabilities to produce a more catastrophic condition. The fund allows recovery of benefits for permanent total disability. I have a strong background in collecting on Second Injury Fund claims, including contested cases in which the second injury is disputed.

Contact a knowledgeable Missouri workers’ compensation attorney

People injured or made ill in the course of employment deserve to be compensated fairly for their losses. Contact the law office of James G. Krispin, Attorney at Law, in St. Louis by phone at [In::phone] or contact me online to arrange a free initial consultation.

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Saint Louis Office
1010 Market St., Ste. 1500

St. Louis, Missouri 63101
Phone: 314-721-2060
Fax: 314-726-5834
Email: [email protected]