Representing Workers Injured on the Job in the St. Louis Metropolitan Area and throughout Missouri and Illinois
If you are injured while working on the job, you should not have to pay for your medical treatment. Under workers’ compensation law, if a worker is injured on the job, the employer typically must pay for medical treatment as well as a specified amount to compensate for lost wages regardless of whether the employee was at fault. In exchange for this guarantee of treatment and other benefits, employees cannot have a jury trial for a work accident and cannot receive damage awards for pain and suffering.
Workers’ compensation cases are unlike any other. For example, if it becomes necessary for a a hearing (trial), your claim will be heard by an administrative law judge who only decides workers’ compensation disputes. There are also numerous forms, procedural steps, and issues that apply only in workers’ compensation cases.
The workers’ compensation claims process can be complicated and confusing to workers. The results-driven attorneys at Kilo Flynn seek to reduce the stress on injured workers by giving injured workers the confidence that they are getting the money and treatments they need and are entitled to under law so that the worker can focus on recovering from his or her injuries.
Some injured workers initially face challenges in receiving the benefits to which they are entitled. Others run into problems after they have had a period of treatment and their employer decides that the treatment should stop.
Common Workers’ Compensation Issues Our Clients May Face:
- Getting the Employer to provide proper medical treatment
- Obtaining favorable injury rating in order to maximize the value of the claim
- Obtaining an accurate determination of when employee has reached maximum medical improvement (“MMI”)
- Obtaining correct amount of temporary total disability benefits (“TTD”) to compensate for lost wages
- Obtaining favorable settlement for either permanent partial disability (“PPD”) or permanent total disability “PTD”)
- Obtaining vocational rehabilitation
Common On-The-Job Accidents:
- Motor vehicle accidents
- Electrocution accidents
- Slip and falls
- Construction accidents
Common Injuries in Workers’ Compensation Cases:
- Back injuries and spinal cord injuries
- Repetitive stress injuries
- Carpal tunnel syndrome
- Joint injuries, including knee, shoulder, and elbow injuries.
- Occupational disease from exposure to chemical agents, asbestos or other products
Contact a St. Louis Workers’ Compensation Lawyer
The lawyers at Kilo Flynn are committed to getting workers injured on the job the treatment and benefits they need. We are AV-rated by Martindale Hubbell, which is the highest rating available.
Your employer should have an insurance policy that will pay for workers’ compensation claims. However, that insurance company will have an attorney representing the Employer’s interest at every stage of the process. Injured workers should have a knowledgeable workers’ compensation attorney who can advocate for their best interest.
We work with clients throughout the Missouri and Illinois, including the City of St. Louis, and the surrounding Missouri counties of St. Louis, St. Charles, Lincoln, Jefferson, Franklin and Crawford; and the Illinois counties of Madison, St. Clair and Monroe, to name a few. Call our office today at 314-647-8910 for a free consultation.