Workers’ Compensation Representation In Both Missouri And Illinois
When you are employed by a company in Missouri or Illinois, you have the right to expect workers’ compensation to cover your medical treatment and lost earnings in the event of a work-related injury.
Unfortunately, many employers put up roadblocks when an injured worker reports an accident or injury resulting from repetitive stress. Delays and denied claims are common, while the employee and family are left hanging in the wind about when — if ever — they will receive the medical care and pay benefits they are entitled to.
33 Years Of Experience Helping Injured Workers And Their Families
I am attorney Mark E. Moreland. From my offices in St. Louis, I aggressively represent workers who have been injured in the course of their work in Missouri and Illinois. Whether you are not sure you have a work-related claim, are filing an initial claim or have had your claim denied, I am ready to help.
Guiding You Through Labor Law And Workers’ Compensation Benefits
Workers’ compensation is a nuanced, potentially confusing area of the law. If you’ve been injured at work, you have enough to deal with. Figuring out all of the other factors and details of your situation only increases unneeded stress. This is where an experienced workers’ compensation attorney can help.
My services include:
- Handling initial workers’ compensation claims
- Getting you the appropriate benefits you are entitled to
- Negotiating a lump-sum settlement in the event of permanent disability
- Appealing denied claims
- Helping families with workers’ compensation death benefits
- Pursuing third-party personal injury lawsuits against the negligent party who caused your injury
Getting Effective Medical Treatment You Deserve
Under Missouri and Illinois workers’ compensation laws, injured workers are entitled to receive medical treatment paid by their employer’s workers’ compensation insurance. However, the employer gets to select the doctor you may receive treatment from. Even if you wish to change doctors, your new doctor must be approved as well.
- What does it mean for your employer? Doctors on the approved workers’ compensation provider list are, in effect, working for employers, not the injured worker.
- What does this mean to you? It often means that your doctor may be under pressure to order you back to work before your body is ready to take on the physical demands, often resulting in further injury. It may also mean that your doctor may determine that your injuries are part of a pre-existing condition and not a result of injuries suffered on the job.
As your lawyer for your claim, I will fight aggressively to make sure that you receive the full medical treatment you need and deserve.