Can I receive pain and suffering compensation through Missouri Workers’ Compensation?
In a word, no. However, the Missouri workers’ compensation benefits that are provided include (but are not limited to) temporary total disability meaning if you are not able to work while recovering, then you are entitled to 2/3rds of your weekly wage. Note that you do not have to pay taxes on this compensation, however there are wage limits. You are also entitled to medical, hospital and rehabilitation benefits.
You may also be entitled to Permanent Partial Disability injuries for your permanent injuries. You will be entitled to compensation for your permanent total disability if you are unable to work any job after the injury. Click HERE to learn more about the benefits.
If you’ve had a relatively minor injury, sprain, strain, maybe a couple of stitches in your hand, or something like that, quite frankly probably don’t need a lawyer. You can probably get a decent settlement on your own and it’s not worth hiring an attorney. However if you have had a surgery related to an injury at work, then you are probably better off hiring a workers comp attorney in Springfield Missouri.
There are certain situations and circumstances in which you should certainly think about hiring an attorney. If you’ve had a situation where you’ve been unable to work for an extended period of time, again, if you’ve had a surgery or you’re going to need future surgery, future medical care, if you were injured in a car accident while on company time, the injury due to a third party maybe, maybe it’s not a car accident maybe it’s something else where you’ve got a claim against someone other than your employer, that’s certainly something that you need to look at hiring a Missouri Workers Compensation attorney for.
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If you or or a family member was injured at work or in an on the job accident, The Krebs Law Firm LLC offers a free case evaluation if you have questions. Many people may be worried that they do not have the money to pay for a work comp attorney when they were injured at work but we only handle work comp, accident cases and Social Security Cases on a contingent fee basis. In other words, there is no fee unless we are successful in getting you the benefits that you deserve. Simply call (417) 883-5886 or statewide 1-800-345-0535 for your free case evaluation today.