BENEFITS OVERVIEW

The attorneys at Lear Werts LLP represent Missouri workers who have suffered injuries in industrial, construction, and other workplace accidents. Our goal is to help injured employees and their loved ones recover workers’ compensation and any other benefits to which they may be entitled.

Many Missouri workers are employed in industries or hold job positions that involve dangerous work conditions, such as working at great heights, working on construction sites, operating heavy machinery, handling hot raw materials, and working with hazardous substances and chemicals. Employers are required to keep people employed in these positions as safe as possible by providing proper training, safety equipment, and adequate ventilation. Unfortunately, however, workers frequently suffer physical injuries due to industrial and construction accidents, such as back injuries, bone fractures, burns, and sometimes death. Please visit our injuries page for more information about specific types of injuries, including neck and back injuries, hand and arm injuries, and foot and leg injuries.

Even employees who work in inherently safer office or other work environments are commonly injured due to repetitive motions, such as typing, eye strain, slipping and falling, and lifting heavy items. Attorneys at Lear Werts LLP have extensive experience representing employees who suffer from ailments such as carpal tunnel syndrome.

Protection from Industrial Accidents & Workplace Injuries

In order to ensure that employees are protected when accidents occur on the job, Missouri Workers’ Compensation Law requires any employer with five or more employees-and all employers in the construction industry-to obtain insurance coverage or become authorized as a self-insured. Such insurance enables employers to pay for injured workers’ medical expenses, as well as other benefits, including:

  • Temporary Total Disability
  • Permanent Partial Disability
  • Permanent Total Disability
  • Medical Benefits
  • Death Benefits
  • Second Injury Fund

If you or a loved one has been injured in an industrial accident, or suffer from a work-related injury or illness, it is your right to receive the maximum amount of benefits to which you are entitled under the law. Please click on the links above to learn more about specific types of employment benefits.

Seek Experienced Representation

Attorneys at Lear Werts LLP are well-versed in all aspects of Missouri Workers’ Compensation Law, and we work tirelessly to ensure that our clients receive proper benefits. After you have been injured, you need to focus on your recovery. Let us make sure that you receive the compensation that allows you to do so. Please contact our offices today for a free initial consultation.