Work Comp FAQ’s by a St. Louis Personal Injury Lawyer
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Workers’ Compensation Q&A from a St. Louis Work Injury Lawyer:
Q: What should I do after suffering a work injury?
A: You should immediately report the injury to your employer and then call a St. Louis Personal Injury Lawyer.
Do this immediately to defeat any claim by your employer that the injury did not happen on the job. After you have reported the injury, seek medical treatment through your employer, and remember to keep all records of treatment, including documentation of diagnoses.
Q: Should I retain a St. Louis Personal Injury Lawyer?
A: Do you know all of the precise deadlines, procedural rules, specific forms, and paperwork pitfalls for injured workers? The insurance company has expert legal advice, and you should too.
While you may avoid paying attorney’s fees, you may not get the recovery and the medical treatment you deserve. Your doctors and case managers all work for the insurance company. No one is looking out for you.
Q: Can I continue to work if I file a workers’ compensation claim?
A: Yes, and what’s more, the fact that you are working does not affect your right to pursue workers’ comp remedies such as temporary or permanent disability or further medical treatment. Many injured workers return to “light duty” or the same job, even though they have permanent disabilities.
Q: Do I have a personal injury claim from my work injury?
A: Maybe. Generally, you do not have a personal injury claim against your employer if you were hurt on the job. Workers’ compensation is an “exclusive remedy,” meaning you can recover benefits from workers’ comp system, but not a personal injury claim against your employer.
However, in many situations a work injury may occur because of a third party. For example, if you are driving a truck with construction equipment to a job site and are injured in an accident, you may have a personal injury claim against the driver of the other vehicle.
Q: What if my claim is denied?
A: If your claim is denied, you have to show that the injury was sustained at your workplace and happened because you were doing your job.
Insurance companies will try any excuse to avoid paying you. They only make money when you don’t. They can say you were an independent contractor, that your injury was not caused by your job, or that you already had the injury. Get an experienced St. Louis Personal Injury Lawyer to protect you.
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