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.
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:
As an aggressive litigator, I have extensive experience helping injured and ill workers recover maximum allowable compensation for each of these types of losses.
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:
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.
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.
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 314-721-2060 or contact me online to arrange a free initial consultation.