Workers’ Compensation Claims
Joplin, Springfield & Rogers/Bentonville Injury Lawyers
Most employers carry some form of workers’ compensation insurance,
which is meant to give employees who are injured performing work duties
benefits and coverage while they recuperate. Trouble can arise if an employer
wants to keep their insurance rates down, or if that insurance provider
wants to curb their bottom line, and choose to deny workers’ comp
claims without good reason. If you believe your workers’ compensation
claim was wrongfully denied, or if it is being mishandled by your employer,
you might need litigation to set things right.
At Johnson, Vorhees & Martucci, our workers’ compensations attorneys
are known throughout the Springfield, Joplin & Bentonville/Rogers
regions for being both compassionate and professional. We can hear the
details of your case with no charge to you with our
free initial consultation offers. During our discussion, we can help you determine what sort of
legal action you should take next.
Occupations That Experience Worker Injury
Any employee in any field can be hurt on the job if negligence and unsafe
practices are allow to be prevalent in the workforce. There are a few
industries that seem to create more hazards than most. It is important
to understand the full extent of your workers’ compensation coverage
if you work in any of these careers.
Employees of the following industries may encounter workplace hazards regularly:
Construction workers: An industrial jobsite has dangers left and right that must be minimized
and controlled by supervisors and management. From
fall injuries to defective equipment, a construction worker can suffer serious injury
Stock clerks: Retail store attendants, grocery clerks, and anyone else expected to load
or unload product either in shelves or in the storeroom is at risk if
safety standards slip. Falling objects can cause
head injuries, repeatedly lifting boxes may cause
back pain, and so on.
Cashiers: Working a register may seem like a safe profession but the truth is that
unsavory individuals may come looking for a fast dollar by robbing a store
or cashier. A lack of security measures can put money-handlers in undue danger.
Transporters: Couriers, police officers, firefighters, paramedics, and any other professional
who spends most of their workweek behind the wheel of a vehicle can get
blindsided by a
car accident at any time.
Office staff: Completing the same motions throughout the day, no matter how minor, can
cause a repeated stress injury (RSI). Office staff often complain of carpal
tunnel symptoms from using keyboards or eye strain and vision clarity
loss due to staring at monitors.
Liability in Workers’ Compensation Claims
You might think that you cannot collect workers’ compensation if
you know you are responsible for your own
work-related injury. While liability is a contributing factor in the average
personal injury claim, it is often completely overlooked in workers’ comp claims. This
is due to the fact that workers’ compensation claims are about getting
you the medical treatments you need, not figuring out who is to blame.
Call 417.313.1130 for Reliable Legal Representation Today
Our Springfield, Joplin & Bentonville/Rogers personal injury attorneys
have more than 140 years of collective legal and trial experience dedicated
to representing the wrongfully injured, including hard-workers like yourself.
When it comes time to stand up to your employer or their insurance provider,
let us be the ones to hold you up and give you strength.
Contact us online and be sure to ask about our “no recovery, no fee” policy!