While there are some industries that are more dangerous for workers than others, anyone can be injured on the job. Employees should be protected if they get hurt at work. Workers’ compensation insurance should not be something that an employee has to fight to receive. If you or someone you know has been injured at work but is struggling to receive compensation, let the workers’ compensation attorneys at Mayer & Rosenberg, P.C. get to work on securing the coverage you deserve.
According to the United States Department of Labor Statistics (BLS), there were around 2.8 million total non-fatal workplace injuries or illnesses reported in the latest year across the country. In Missouri, there were 53,600 non-fatal occupational injuries and illnesses in 2018, the latest reporting year. Out of those incidents, 28,000 were cases that involved workers missing workdays.
In most cases, injured workers are able to receive workers’ compensation insurance soon after the injury occurs. Workers’ compensation insurance is designed to be a no-fault system. This means that anyone who is injured on the job, regardless of who was at fault, should receive compensation for all medical expenses related to the injury as well as a portion of their lost income if they cannot work.
Unfortunately, there are times when an injured worker does not receive the coverage they are entitled to. There are various reasons that a person may need to secure assistance from a St. Louis workers’ compensation attorney, including the following:
If you or somebody you care about has sustained a work injury but are struggling to secure coverage through workers’ compensation insurance, you need to seek legal assistance. At Mayer & Rosenberg, P.C., our qualified and experienced team will thoroughly investigate what happened and work to secure the compensation you are entitled to. This can include:
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