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Workers Compensation Laws: Understand Your Rights

Missouri Workers Compensation Laws

Knowing and understanding your rights when it comes to workers compensation laws can be crucial if you are injured at work or suffer from a work related injury or occupational disease. Workers compensation benefits are not automatic and in many cases, you will have to fight for rights you deserve. However, workers compensation laws can be difficult to understand. Therefore, when it comes to knowing your rights and important workers compensation laws, Tom Hyatt of St. Louis Workers' Compensation Center has you covered. We can help guide you through the process, explain important workers compensation laws you need to know, and fight tirelessly for your rights.

If you have recently been injured at work in or around the St. Louis area or eastern Missouri and are seeking workers' compensation benefits, you should call Tom Hyatt at St. Louis Workers' Compensation Center now. The more time you hesitate, the more difficult it can become be to get the workers compensation benefits you deserve. We will make sure that you fully understand your rights under Missouri's workers compensation laws and will fight for you. For a FREE no obligation consultation and review of your workers comp case, contact us today. Injured and cannot come to us? Not a problem, we will come to you (within 100 miles of St. Louis).

What You Need To Know About Workers Compensation Laws

The first thing that you need to understand about workers compensation laws is that workers compensation laws vary from state to state, so that another state's law may not be the same as in Missouri. However, Missouri law does apply whenever you are either injured on the job in Missouri or were hired for the job in Missouri.

When it comes to Missouri workers compensation, there are strict deadlines as to by when you have to file a written injury report with your employer and how long you have to file a claim following an accident or injury with the Missouri state office whose judges can hear your claim. If you fail to notify your employer in writing of your injury or accident by the first deadline, or to file your official written workman's compensation claim with the state by the second deadline, your case could be thrown out for failure to meet these legal deadlines regardless of how serious or valid your claim for work injuries is. Therefore, it is essential to take quick legal action to ensure your rights are protected and preserved by meeting these legal deadlines.

Workers Comp Benefits Are Not Automatic Under Workers Compensation Laws

Another important thing to realize is that Missouri workers compensation laws only give an injured worker a potential right to workman's compensation benefits. These benefits are not automatic. Workers compensation laws are set up to favor employers and their insurance companies. This means that the insurance company may not voluntarily pay an injured worker all or even any of the workman's compensation benefits you may be entitled to. In fact, many times workman's comp insurance companies and will try to deny you or underpay you these benefits, always trying to pay you as little as they can get away with. This is why it is important to have a lawyer on your side who can fight on your behalf to ensure you receive all of the benefits to which you are entitled under Missouri workers compensation laws. Doing nothing means they will allow them to get away with denying or underpaying your rights to workers compensation benefits. Please do not let them.

Contact Us to Learn More About Workers Compensation Laws in St. Louis

Insurance companies have teams of workers comp lawyers, claim adjusters and investigators working against you full-time to deny or underpay you your benefits whenever possible. If you have been injured at work or while on the job, you should consult Tom Hyatt at St. Louis Workers' Compensation Center now.

Workers Compensation Laws | St. Louis Workers Comp Attorney

It crucial to have experienced and dedicated legal representation on your side that will help you understand workers compensation laws, get you the medical evaluation and treatment and potential money benefits you deserve, and fight for all your legal rights to compensation. Contact Attorney Tom Hyatt for more information on Missouri's workers compensation laws and for a consultation and a review of your workers comp case.

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