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Qualifying for Workers’ Compensation in Missouri

Tuesday, Apr. 28th 2015

Determining where, when, and in what capacity you were working when injured are the most important factors in evaluating whether or not you qualify for workers’ compensation. Just because you have been injured on the job does not mean you automatically qualify for workers’ compensation.

An attorney that is experienced in workers’ compensation claims understands the qualification requirements and how to work with the insurance companies to get you the benefits that you deserve.

As an injured employee, your first point of reference should be the employee handbook issued by your company or place of work. If you have been issued such a handbook, very often it will contain guidelines for procedures regarding workplace injuries.

If you do not have an employee handbook or still have unanswered questions, you must then consult the workers’ compensation board for the state in which your employer is based and/or the state in which you were injured. Guidelines vary from state to state, but there are some general factors that can help you determine your eligibility for workers’ compensation. The following questions are provided to assist you in a determination:

-Were you injured at your place of work?
-Was the injury a result of employer negligence?
-Were you injured during work hours?
-Has the injury limited your ability to perform your job?
-Have you received medical treatments for this injury?
-Do you have medical bills as a result of this injury?
-Have you lost wages as a result of this injury?
-Are you unable to return to work because of your injury?

If you answered “yes” to four or more of these questions you may be eligible to file a workers’ -compensation claim. For a free consultation on your rights under the Missouri Workers’ Compensation system, contact Northland injury law. An experienced attorney will be ready to help you determine your rights and how we can make sure you get everything that you are owed.

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