Have you been injured at work? Know Your Rights according to The Missouri Workers’ Compensation Law.
MISSOURI WORKERS’ COMPENSATION LAW GIVES YOU THE RIGHT TO MEDICAL CARE: Your employer must provide you with reasonable and necessary medical care in most cases.
MISSOURI WORKERS’ COMPENSATION LAW GIVES YOU THE RIGHT TO CLAIM LOST TIME PAYMENTS: After you miss at least four straight days from work on doctor’s orders, your employer may be required to provide you 2/3 of your average weekly wages.
MISSOURI WORKERS’ COMPENSATION LAW GIVES YOU THE RIGHT TO CLAIM PERMANENT INJURY BENEFITS: If you are not completely cured from your injury, you may be entitled to a payment for any permanent disability, including total disability if you are unable to return to any type of job anywhere.
You may also be entitled to benefits after the death of a loved one.
MISSOURI WORKERS’ COMPENSATION LAW GIVES YOU THE RIGHT TO A LAWYER: any injured worker has the right to talk to a lawyer. Workers’ compensation lawyers charge contingent percentage fees, not by the hour. Discouraging contact with a lawyer may be a crime.
B. Michael Korte has been trying and winning cases throughout Missouri for injured workers for over 35 years. He is an award-winning author of a popular Missouri workers' compensation reference book who enjoys a nationwide reputation as a workers’ compensation expert. He is a member of the international College of Workers' Compensation Lawyers, and has received the Workers' Compensation Distinguished Lawyer lifetime achievement award. Martindale-Hubbell has listed him in its Register of Preeminent Lawyers, and has awarded him its highest rating.