St. Louis Work Accident Attorneys
What to Do If You Were Injured on the Job
Work accidents, especially those that result in injuries, are a major concern for both employees and employers throughout the country. At The Dixon Injury Firm, our St. Louis work accident lawyers focus a significant portion of their legal practice on these cases to help employees collect reimbursement for medical expenses, lost wages, and other financial hardships.
If you were involved in a work accident in St. Louis or anywhere in Missouri, turn to our firm for help with your workers’ compensation claim. You could be entitled to benefits to aid with your medical expenses, lost wages (temporary and/or permanent), and vocational rehabilitation costs. Our attorneys can help you understand your legal rights and options and assist you in navigating the legal process of collecting your benefits. We have helped countless injured workers and have recovered more than $50 million for our clients to date.
What Is Workers’ Compensation?
Workers’ compensation is a form of no-fault insurance that nearly all employers in Missouri are required by law to have. It is how companies protect themselves against lawsuits in the event that an employee is injured on the job. Workplace accidents may include slips and falls, repetitive stress injuries and trauma, commercial vehicle collisions, and other life-changing accidents.
The St. Louis work accident attorneys at The Dixon Injury Firm help injured employees and their families fight to recover lost wages and get back on their feet. The important thing to note here is that employees need to know their rights in order to collect compensation.
Common Work Accident Claims
There are countless examples of workers being injured on the job. The important element of these cases is proving that the accident occurred while the employee was working, in the workplace, and/or carrying out any duties related to or covered by the scope of their employment. This is essential to collecting a reasonable amount of compensation and getting back into the workforce.
Some of the most common work accidents and injuries include:
- Airline injuries
- Back injuries
- Barge and shipping accidents
- Boathouse injuries
- Construction accidents and equipment malfunctions
- Conveyor belt injuries
- Crane injuries
- Exercise equipment injuries
- Railroad accidents
- Forklift accidents
- Knee injuries
- Ladder accidents and injuries
- Neck injuries
- Occupational exposure
- Punch press accidents
- Repetitive stress injuries/trauma
- Sports equipment defects
- Truck yard accidents
Please note that this is not an exhaustive list; employees across all industries and in any job face certain risks every day. If you were injured or if your loved one was killed in a work-related accident, reach out to The Dixon Injury Firm to learn how we can help.
What You Need to Know About Workers’ Compensation
When it comes to your workers’ compensation claim and the benefits to which you are entitled, there are many factors involved. It’s important to know your rights so that you can take the necessary steps to protect them.
Here are a few things you should know about workers’ compensation in Missouri:
- Reimbursement depends on the severity of the accident. A debilitating injury (resulting in the inability to work again) is different from a relatively mild injury only requiring a short recovery period.
- Workers’ compensation cases are subject to varying statutes of limitations. It is important to start a case as soon as you can to better your chance of receiving maximum compensation to assist with medical bills, lost wages, and additional financial losses.
- In most cases, you cannot sue your employer. Workers’ compensation evolved in place of workplace lawsuits. If an employee agrees to workers’ comp, they essentially forego the right to sue their employer for negligence. In exchange, workers receive compensation for lost time, medical bills, and other costs.
- You could be entitled to third-party compensation in addition to workers’ compensation benefits. Although you cannot sue your employer, you could file a lawsuit against a negligent third party, such as the manufacturer of a defective product, a negligent coworker, or someone else.
How Our Firm Can Help
If you were involved in a workplace accident or developed a job-related illness or condition, turn to the award-winning team at The Dixon Injury Firm. For years, we have fought tirelessly on behalf of injured workers and families throughout Missouri. We are prepared to guide you through the process and advocate for your best interests.
Our attorneys are capable of handling all types of work accident claims and related issues, including cases involving employer negligence, delayed payments, company doctor malpractice, and denied workers’ compensation claims. Throughout the process, we will remain consistently available to answer your questions and provide you with the personalized counsel you need.
Request a Free Consultation Today
The first step in getting back on your feet after a workplace accident or injury is to call The Dixon Injury Firm and speak to one of our attorneys about your case. We offer free initial consultations to all new and prospective clients and provide our legal services on a contingency fee basis. This means that you do not owe any attorneys’ fees unless we win your case.
Give us a call today at (314) 208-2808 to learn more.