Work injuries are not uncommon. Every industry presents risks for workers, but those hurt on the job should never have to wonder whether they will receive compensation or not. Workers’ compensation insurance generally be automatic. However, if you or somebody you love has been injured at work and is struggling to receive the compensation you deserve, let the work injury attorneys at Mayer & Rosenberg, P.C. investigate what happened and get to work on your case today.
Work injuries happen in a variety of ways. Nearly every worker in the state of Missouri is protected through workers’ compensation insurance. Employers are required to carry this coverage, and this is a no-fault system. That means that an injured worker should be able to secure compensation regardless of who was at fault for the incident.
Some of the most common work injuries that the attorneys at Mayer & Rosenberg, P.C. help clients with include the following:
There are also many injuries that occur in the workplace that are not necessarily related to significantly traumatic events. In many cases, workers are injured due to long term exposure to chemicals, hazardous conditions, and repetitive motions. This can lead to the following:
According to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), there or approximately 2.8 million workplace injuries or illnesses during the latest reporting year. In Missouri, more than 53,000 workers sustained injuries. Survey data from the Missouri Department of Labor indicates that over 14,000 employees lost work time in the state due to the severity of their injuries in 2018. This was a significant increase over serious work injuries from the previous year.
Work injuries can result in major medical expenses, and injured employees depend on workers’ compensation for help. Unfortunately, there are times when a workers’ claim is denied by their employer or insurer, and they have to fight to secure compensation and coverage of their lost income. A claim may be denied if the facts of how the incident occurred are in dispute, if the employee had a pre-existing condition, or if the incident was caused by a third party.
In the event a workplace injury is caused by a third party, the injured victim may be able to pursue compensation through a personal injury lawsuit.
If you or somebody you care about husband injured at work but is struggling to receive the compensation necessary, seek legal assistance today. The skilled and experienced team at Mayer & Rosenberg, P.C. will get to work on your case immediately. Let us investigate in order to secure the following compensation on your behalf:
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