If you are hurt at work your Missouri work comp payments are determined primarily by your normal pay rate. There are other factors and methods that ensure your compensation rate is fair and accurate, however your employers insurance company does not have to tell you which method provides you the most compensation. This is just one of the many reasons why you to hire an experienced Springfield Missouri Workers Compensation attorney to ensure you are being compensated at the highest possible amount.
Your average weekly wage is based upon your income during the thirteen weeks prior to your injury. Your compensation rate is two-thirds of your average weekly wage.
Missouri law looks at the injured part of the body and assigns it a maximum value. Your benefit payment depends on the injured body part and the percentage of disability that you suffered, as determined by a medical expert. It is common for medical experts to disagree on this percentage. This is why hiring a Springfield Missouri workers’ comp lawyer to help you as early as possible can be so beneficial to getting you the most money possible.
It may be possible to bring a personal injury lawsuit against people or companies other than your employer who may be responsible for your injury. This is one way to maximize your benefits, and it requires the assistance of a lawyer who has experience in work comp and personal injury. Likewise if you are totally disabled a work comp attorney that also understands Social Security Disability can be a benefit to you and your family.
A work injury can be traumatic. If you or a loved one is injured on the job Missouri Work Comp laws can provide you the money and medical care you and your family deserve. The Krebs Law Firm LLC helps injured workers get the medical attention and financial compensation that they need. Please contact us for a free consultation if you have any questions about Missouri Work Comp. All Missouri Work Comp cases are handled on a contingency fee basis.