St. Louis Workers’ Compensation Attorneys
Were You Injured at Work? Let Our Team Advocate for You!
Most employers in the state of Missouri are required by law to cover their employees with workers’ compensation insurance. If you were injured at work—regardless of whether it was your fault—you could be entitled to receive workers’ comp benefits. This can help you pay any bills related to your injury, as well as reimburse you for lost wages so that you can stay on top of your regular monthly bills.
At DiPasquale Moore, we have more than 50 years of combined experience in workers’ compensation law. We understand how workers’ comp claims often serve as a lifeline to injured employees. Unfortunately, we also know that many employers and their insurance companies will do everything they can to pay as little as possible to those injured—sometimes even resorting to retaliation or other illegal practices. That’s why we have made workers’ rights our priority. Our attorneys will fight to get you the workers’ comp benefits to which you are entitled. If we don’t win your case, you won’t owe us a dime.
Contact a St. Louis workers’ compensation attorney online today. Your consultation is provided free of charge and with no strings attached!
Eligible Injuries for a Workers’ Compensation Claim
Workers’ compensation insurance covers most workplace injuries for which either the employer or the employee is at fault. Common examples include:
- Severe burns
- Broken bones
- Sprains and strains
- Dislocated shoulders
- Neck and back injuries
- Elbow and knee conditions/injuries
- Persistent carpal tunnel syndrome
Can I Sue Over a Workplace Injury?
If a third party was responsible for your workplace injury, you may qualify to file a civil lawsuit against that party instead of a workers’ comp claim. This could result in a larger payout for you, as civil cases allow for the recovery of a wider spectrum of damages. For example, you cannot recover compensation for pain and suffering through a worker’s comp claim, but you could through a civil case.
It is important to note that employees do not have the option to sue their employers over a workplace injury. If no third party was involved, a workers’ comp claim will be your only option.
Protect Yourself from Retaliation
Sadly, the fear of retaliation prevents many injured employees from filing workers’ comp claims. It is illegal for an employer to retaliate or discriminate against an employee for filing a workers’ comp claim, however. If you are worried your employer might retaliate, or if they already have, consult an attorney to learn about your rights as an employee in St. Louis.
How Long Do I Have to File for Workers’ Comp?
In St. Louis, employees have 30 days from the date of injury to notify their employer and two years from the date of injury to file a workers’ comp claim. If your employer mishandles your claim, you may have an extra year.
The longer you wait, the weaker your chances of collecting benefits are likely to become. Don’t wait to tell your employer—and don’t wait to seek medical help for your health. In addition to treating your injury, a medical professional will also document it, which can greatly help your case.
Call DiPasquale Moore to Get Started
DiPasquale Moore’s team of award-winning trial lawyers has helped countless clients recover compensation through workers’ comp insurance claims and third-party lawsuits. Our premier advocacy and comprehensive legal services have resulted in acclaim from The National Trial Lawyers, Super Lawyers®, and our peers and clients. There is no fee unless we win, so why wait?
Call (314) 926-9144 to speak with a St. Louis workers’ compensation lawyer about your options.