Serving Kansas City, Osage Beach and Jefferson City
Missouri Workers' Comp Representation
Most workers are unaware of their rights after an on-the-job injury. They do not realize that their employers notifying workers' compensation of the injury will not start the workers' compensation claim process. The claim must be filed by the injured worker.
Attorney Samuel Trapp used to represent employers in workers' compensation actions. He knows that employees are at a disadvantage during the workers' comp process. Today, he and the lawyers at Trapp Law Firm help injured workers fight for the benefits they deserve. To schedule a free consultation with experienced Kansas City workers' compensation attorneys, please call (855) TRAPPLAW today.
Why Hire an Attorney?
You need an attorney to get involved in your case as soon as possible. Your employer and its insurance carrier are not on your side. They will send you to doctors that they choose. Your treatment may be denied or restricted. You will also have to go to a rating specialist, who may deny your injury.
Reporting your injury to your employer is not the same as filing a workers' comp claim. They are separate processes and you need to do each of them to receive workers' compensation. If you do not file a claim, you will lose the right to make the claim. In Missouri, the statute of limitations for filing a claim is two years.
Workers' compensation may cover:
- A percentage of your lost wages
- Present and future medical bills
- Temporary disability
- Permanent partial disability
- Total disability
- Permanent disfigurement or losses
- Death benefits for surviving dependents
The firm represents workers from numerous occupations, including many municipal and state employees. Truck drivers from other states who are injured in Missouri and file claims here can also contact Trapp Law Firm.
Workplace injuries can be from traumatic accidents such as slip-and-falls, vehicle accidents, falls from elevated heights, defective machinery accidents, fires, explosions, electric shock, forklift and warehouse accidents, and defective safety equipment accidents. Workers may suffer injuries, including traumatic brain injuries (TBI), spinal cord injuries, broken bones, amputations and burn injuries. Traumatic accidents may also cause a loss of vision or hearing.
If your injury causes permanent disability or permanent disfigurement, you are likely entitled to additional compensation. The firm will ensure that you receive a medical impairment rating that accurately reflects the extent of your injuries.
Repetitive Stress Injuries and Occupational Diseases
Other types of work injuries are caused by repetitive stress, motion and overuse. You can file a claim for overuse injuries involving the back, neck, shoulders, arms, elbows, wrists, hands, hips, legs, knees, ankles and feet. Carpal tunnel syndrome is an example of a common repetitive stress injury. Workers in any industry may suffer these injuries, including health care providers, drivers, factory and industrial workers, office and computer workers, warehouse workers and anyone who must perform continual lifting or bending during the workday.
Occupational diseases are any illnesses or injuries caused by the daily tasks of your job. In addition to repetitive stress injuries, these may include cancer, lung and respiratory diseases, skin damage, hearing damage, brain damage, organ damage and cardiac diseases. Causes of occupational diseases include exposure to toxins, chemicals, fuel, gases or smoke, poor air quality, inadequate or defective safety clothing/protective gear, and exposure to loud noises.
Jefferson City Workplace Injury Attorneys
For a free consultation, please call (855) TRAPPLAW or contact us online.