St. Louis Boathouse Injury Lawyers
Assisting Injured Clients with Complex Workers’ Compensation Claims
Most maritime workers, including boathouse workers, are entitled to workers’ compensation when they are injured on the job or while carrying out duties covered by the scope of their employment. Workers’ compensation is a system that allows injured employees to seek medical and disability benefits, in addition to some other forms of compensation, for work-related injuries in exchange for waiving their right to sue their employers.
Receiving workers’ compensation benefits is the preferred outcome for most workplace accidents. The concept is simple: workers’ compensation is an agreement between employees and employers that trades further litigation for financial recompense, including lost wages, medical expenses, and even vocational rehabilitation. This means that if you were injured in a boathouse accident or related workplace incident, you are likely entitled to receive these benefits.
Our St. Louis boathouse injury lawyers at The Dixon Injury Firm can help you navigate the process of filing your workers’ compensation claim. We can also help you appeal your claim if it was denied. Our attorneys have decades of collective experience and have recovered more than $50 million for injured Missourians.
Common Boathouse Injuries
Boathouse injuries may not be as common in St. Louis as they are in big shipping ports and coastal cities, but these accidents do still happen.
Some common boathouse injuries include:
- Burns from chemicals or fire
- Smoke inhalation
- Equipment malfunction
- Trauma from heavy lifting or repetitive motion
- Slips and falls resulting in broken bones and other injuries
If you were injured or if your loved one was killed in a boathouse accident in St. Louis or the surrounding areas, turn to the compassionate and award-winning legal team at The Dixon Injury Firm for the help you need.
Legal Tips for Injured Boathouse Workers
Our boathouse injury lawyers have a solid understanding of Missouri workers’ compensation law and are willing to help you or a family member file a claim. In terms of boathouse injuries in Missouri, there are several factors to consider.
Here are a few things you should do if you are involved in a boathouse accident:
- Seek medical attention right away
- Notify your employer of the accident and your injuries as soon as possible but no more than 30 days after the incident
- Notify your employer in writing and include the time, place, and date on which the injury occurred, as well as the nature of the injury and your contact information
- Follow all of your doctor’s orders, including taking all prescribed medications, resting, taking time off work, and attending follow-up appointments
- Contact a workers’ compensation attorney for help filing your claim
The Dixon Injury Firm Is Ready to Fight for You
Our firm is well-versed in complex workers’ compensation claims, including those involving all types of boathouse and maritime accidents. We understand the many nuances inherent in these types of cases and can help you prepare your case by gathering all applicable evidence and necessary documents. Throughout the process, we will remain available to answer your questions and address any concerns you may have. We can even help you find proper medical treatment if necessary.
The Dixon Injury Firm offers contingency fees, meaning you only owe attorneys’ fees if and when we recover compensation for you. If we do not win your case, you do not pay!
Get in touch with us today for a free initial consultation: (314) 208-2808.