Which Employees Are Covered in Missouri by Missouri Workers’ Comp?

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 attorney call Northland Injury Law at 816-400-4878.

Which Employees Are Covered by Missouri Workers’ Comp?

If your employer has five or more employees, your employer is required by Missouri law to have workers’ compensation insurance or be “self-insured.” But almost all construction companies with one or more employees are required to have workers’ compensation insurance.

Like every other state, Missouri exempts federal employees from coverage under Missouri law. Separate federal workers’ compensation laws cover federal employees. Similarly, like most states, Missouri exempts a few other types of workers from coverage under Missouri workers’ compensation. Excluded workers in Missouri include many agricultural workers, independent contractors, domestic workers, qualified real estate agents, volunteers, inmate workers, and youth sports referees.

Talk to an Attorney

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 the phone number, through the contact form, or even with the live chat option listed on our site!

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