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What Do I Need To Know About Filing A Workers Compensation Claim?

Workers Compensation Claim in Missouri

Many injured workers think that when they report their work-related injury to their employer that they have started a workers compensation claim going. However, that is not the case. Reporting your work accident and injury to your employer does not serve to file your claim. You should never expect your employer to file your claim for you and against them. Your workers compensation claim has to be filed by you against your employer and their workers compensation insurance company, so never expect them to file your claim against themselves.

Filing a workers compensation claim to make sure you get your benefits means filing a formal written claim with the State of Missouri against your employer you got hurt working for and their workers compensation insurance. Regardless of whether your employer reports your job injury to their insurance company, a true workers compensation claim for benefits can only be filed by you in writing with the state of Missouri against your employer and their insurer even if the insurance company has their own internal claim number. The workers compensation claim you file with the state of Missouri is your only real claim that counts.

In order to properly file a legally effective workers compensation claim, it is always best to work with an experienced attorney. In St. Louis and surrounding counties in eastern Missouri, attorney Tom Hyatt of St. Louis Workers' Compensation Center can talk to you, advise you, and file your workers compensation claim on your behalf, ensuring that all legal processes are properly followed.

If you have been hurt in a work-related accident in St. Louis or the surrounding counties in eastern Missouri, call Tom Hyatt at St. Louis Workers' Compensation Center now. The longer you delay, the harder it can be to force your employer and their insurance company to give you the workers compensation benefits that you are entitled to. Tom Hyatt of St. Louis Workers' Compensation Center can help and will fight tirelessly for you to win your workers compensation benefits. Contact us for a FREE workers comp consultation today.

How Do I File A Workers Compensation Claim?

File a Workers Compensation Claim in St. Louis, Missouri

The only way to file a proper legal workers compensation claim is to file a formal written claim demanding your full workers compensation benefits with the Missouri state agency whose judges can order your employer and their insurer to pay for those benefits. While it would be possible to file such a claim on your own without hiring an attorney, there is no way you could ever possibly fight the claim on your own successfully against the insurance company's lawyers without your own attorney fighting at your side to prove the company doctors they sent you to were wrong on a whole lot of issues. The issues you would have to fight them on range from the true medical diagnoses of all your injuries and your need for further treatment of them to how long you should be paid for missing work after the accident and, at the end of treatment, what percentage of permanent disability you suffered to all body parts injured.

That is why it would be in your best interest to hire an experienced attorney like Tom Hyatt of St. Louis Workers' Compensation Center to file your workers compensation claim and fight it to a successful conclusion to win you all the denied, unpaid and underpaid workers compensation benefits he can prove workers compensation law entitles you to. An experienced attorney will not only ensure that you file your workers compensation claim properly, but he will also be able to help you with all of your questions and fight for your right to compensation by getting all the legal proof you need to convince a workers compensation judge to award you those benefits despite what the hand-picked insurance-chosen doctors say in their reports.

What Happens After I File My Workers Compensation Claim?

After you file your workers compensation claim on your injuries suffered on the job, you then have the legal burden to prove that you are entitled to all workmen's compensation benefits you want the judge to award you. These benefits can include medical treatment, temporary lost pay benefits, and permanent disability workers compensation benefits money. Neither your employer nor their insurance company will ever help you prove up against themselves your accident on the job, injuries from the accident, need for treatment from the accident, and, after treatment ends, the full nature and extent of any permanent disability you suffered that would entitle you to money for your disability.

Without an able attorney on your side fighting for you and gathering proof ever step of the way, you would never be able to prove your entitlement to full benefits. If your demand for workers compensation benefits is completely or partially denied and your workers compensation claim ends up going before a judge, you will have to present all relevant medical evidence and witness testimony about your injuries and disabilities to the judge and convince him you are right and they are wrong.

Doing this all on your own would create a great risk of getting no benefits at all. Fighting the insurance company lawyers all by yourself while having to prove to a judge's satisfaction your entitlement to all denied, unpaid or underpaid benefits demanded in your workers compensation claim would be next to impossible with a good lawyer. The good news is that you do not have to fight your employer or their insurance company on your own. A good workers comp attorney can fight to get you the medical proof you would need to prove your workers compensation claim.

Need Help Filing Your Workers Compensation Claim in St. Louis?

Missouri Workers Compensation Claim | Workers' Comp Attorney

Have you been hurt at your workplace on the job and need to file a workers compensation claim to get benefits? The last thing you need to worry about is how to meet all the legal requirements to prove a successful workers compensation claim. Insurance companies have teams of workers comp lawyers and adjusters working full-time against you and your interests.

You need experienced legal representation on your side to help you understand our complex workers compensation laws and fight hard to get you your benefits. In St. Louis, St. Charles, Lincoln Jefferson and Franklin counties and surrounding areas call attorney Tom Hyatt for help file and fight your workers compensation claim and for more information on workers comp cases. The initial consultation is FREE, and if you cannot come to us because of your injuries, we will come to you within 100 miles of the Greater St. Louis Area!

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