3 Reasons to Get a Lawyer for Your Workers’ Compensation Claim

If you work at a company that has five or more employees, it’s required to carry workers’ compensation insurance by Missouri law. Workers’ compensation insurance is designed to protect both companies and employees when injuries or illnesses happen on the job. It allows employers to avoid being directly sued by workers, and it allows workers a chance to recoup some of their lost wages and medical expenses while they recover from their injuries.

However, getting approved for workers’ compensation benefits isn’t always easy. You may have three obstacles standing in your way of approval—your employer, your employer’s workers’ compensation insurance provider, and even the Missouri workers’ compensation board itself. First-time applicants are often denied, especially when they don’t have legal help on their side.

At Cofman Townsley, our St. Louis workers’ compensation attorneys can assist you in three ways:

  1. We’ll prove your disability is work-related—Your employer, its insurance company, or the workers’ compensation board all may be skeptical of your claim and believe your illness or injury is pre-existing. We’ll collect evidence that proves it happened at work.
  2. We’ll ensure your paperwork is accurate, complete, and submitted on time—Many workers’ compensation claims are reduced or denied due to small oversights in paperwork. We’ve handled many claims, and we’ll ensure yours is airtight.
  3. We’ll appeal if your claim is denied—Sometimes claims are denied for seemingly no reason. If that happens, don’t worry—our firm also has years of experience building strong appeals to get workers the benefits they deserve.

Don’t risk your family’s future or your chance to get compensation by going it alone. Contact us today—we’re ready to help.