St. Louis Work Injury Lawyer FAQs

Work Injury FAQ’s 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, get medical attention, and then call a St. Louis work injury lawyer.

Report your injury to your employer or manager 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.  Call an attorney.

Q: Should I retain an attorney?

A: The insurance company has expert legal advice, why shouldn’t you.

Just as in virtually any other matter, you always have the option of representing yourself. However, the only positive you will get out of it is avoiding attorney’s fees, and you may not get the recovery you deserve. The doctors, lawyers, and case adjusters all work for the insurance company. No one is looking out for you.

There have been many changes made to the workers’ compensation system that are bad and difficult for injured employees. There are precise deadlines, procedural rules, specific forms, and bureaucracy that are pitfalls for self-represented workers.

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 permanent disability or further medical treatment.

Many injured workers return to the same job, even though they have permanent disability to which they are entitled.

Q: Do I have a possible personal injury claim from my work injury?

A: Generally, you do not have a personal injury claim against your employer if you were hurt on the job, unless the injury was caused by a negligent third party.

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, and then there is a separate personal injury claim. 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.

Call the dependable, experienced and knowledgeable work comp lawyer car accident lawyers at the Mueller Law Practice, LLC, for a free case evaluation: (314) 421-4441.

Speak with live St. Louis Work Injury Lawyer to find out what is your claim is worth. Evenings and Weekends: (314) 962-5100.

At the Mueller Law Practice, we don’t handle any other types of case. We only handle injury claims – 100%. No criminal. No traffic. No family law or divorce. Work Injuries for over 25 years.

When you need Work Injury Lawyer, contact the attorneys at Mueller Law Practice. We offer free phone consultations 24/7, and no fees or costs are due unless and until a recovery is obtained. At the Mueller Law Practice, we listen to you.

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