Help For Injured Missouri Workers
Chances are there is nothing you would like more than to be completely healthy and able to work again. But sometimes the workers’ compensation system in Missouri treats injured workers as if they chose to become injured.
The workers’ compensation system in Missouri can be difficult to navigate. In negotiation with insurance companies, you will have to show the severity of your injury as a means of obtaining the benefits you deserve. Missteps, misdiagnoses and missed deadlines can mean that you are left paying out of your own pocket for injuries you suffered at work. You may even have to go back to work before it is medically appropriate just to pay the bills.
Workplace Injuries Are Varied And An Accurate Diagnosis Is Essential
In Missouri, either your employer or your employer’s workers’ compensation carrier will have a doctor rate your injury. Your workers’ comp benefit is associated with this rating. That is why in Missouri it is vital that you obtain a clear and accurate diagnosis when pursuing your workers’ compensation claim. If the doctor rates your injury as less severe than it really is, you may not receive the compensation you deserve.
I can help injured workers obtain an accurate medical diagnosis and treatment plan for their injuries. I can help workers who have experienced:
- Construction accident injuries
- Motor vehicle accidents and transportation injuries
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Spinal cord injuries
- Shoulder injuries
- Repetitive motion injuries, including carpal tunnel syndrome
In your fight to obtain fair compensation in a system that can sometimes seem stacked against the worker, you need a lawyer on your side with knowledge and experience. At the Law Offices of Julie R. Cooper, you will find a lawyer and advocate who will stand up for you.