Do You Still Get Paid While on Workers’ Comp and Are the Payments Taxed in Missouri?

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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.

Do You Still Get Paid While on Workers’ Comp and Are the Payments Taxed?

The amount of the weekly payment is 2/3 of the injured workers average weekly wage, not to exceed a maximum amount set by law. For temporary total disability (“TTD”) benefits, permanent total disability (“PTD”) benefits or death benefits, the maximum amount an employee can receive is 105% of the state average weekly wage. For permanent partial disability (“PPD”) benefits, the maximum amount is 55% of the state average weekly wage. Workers’ compensation payments are tax-free by federal law.

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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