What Are the First Steps After Your Injury in Missouri?

Understand how workers’ compensation works in the state of Missouri.

With some minor exceptions, Missouri workers’ compensation law provides coverage for all workers injured on the job while working within Missouri. The Workers’ Compensation Division of the Missouri Department of Labor and Industrial Relations administers Missouri workers’ compensation law. The most important thing you can do is talk to a Workers’ Compensation lawyer call Northland Injury Law at 816-400-4878.

What Are the First Steps After Your Injury?

As soon as possible, report your workplace injury or occupational disease to your employer. This could be your immediate supervisor, a human resources manager, or another person of appropriate authority with your employer. You must report your injury within 30 days to ensure that you receive workers’ compensation benefits. Your notice to your employer should be in writing, and include your name, the nature of your injury, and the date, time, and place of your injury.

Your employer will then assist you in completing the necessary paperwork to report your injury or occupational disease to the Missouri Workers’ Compensation Division. You can confirm your workers’ compensation claim was reported by your employer by contacting the Division at (800) 775-2667.

Talk to a Work Comp Lawyer

A Missouri attorney experienced in workers’ compensation can be an invaluable asset to your case, especially if you were seriously injured and cannot go back to work. You should strongly consider talking to a worker’s comp attorney if you need to appeal a denial of your claim and/or your injuries are severe or complex. For a more comprehensive list of all the questions you might have about workers’ compensation and for a free consultation, please call (816)-400-4878.

If you have further questions about your case, do not hesitate to reach out to us by phone, through the contact form, or even with the live chat option listed on our site!

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