Second Injury Fund Lawyers

The second injury fund lawyers at Dixon Injury Firm help employees and their families reconcile workers compensation claims.


Second injury fund, or SIF, is a state-wide law that helps Missouri workers and their families recover from work-related injuries. The second injury fund lawyers at Dixon Injury Firm is here to make sure your second injury fund claim in St. Louis goes through without a problem. The idea behind second injury workers compensation is to help employees recover disability benefits, lost wages, and medical expenses in case that your new workplace injury is compounded by an existing workplace injury. This usually has to do with insurance carriers’ secondary surcharge given a specific case. We’ll talk more specifics lower on this page.

Most employees in St. Louis are under workers compensation protection. This usually includes the time it takes for an injured worker to recover from an injury (such as a slip and fall), medical expenses, and lost wages. It’s incredibly important for Missouri-based workers to have professional legal counsel on their side for this reason given the complexity of second injury fund cases. Dixon Injury Firm also handles other workers compensation cases.

What are Second Injury Fund Claims in St. Louis, MO?

It’s important to note that second injury fund cases are complicated due to thresholds, or the length of time between one injury and the next. The second injury lawyers at Dixon are here to get employees or their family members through these sorts of workers compensation cases. This type of claim is based on the previous injury and how/when it came into being. If there was a partial disability from a previous job or condition, for instance, that may affect secondary injury claims. The same goes for permanent total disability. Death benefits through second injury funds are different as well given they only apply in Missouri to uninsured companies.

Common Second Injury Fund Claims for St. Louis, MO, Workers

What qualifies as a second injury fund claim? There are a lot of variables ranging from indemnity (lost wages based on when the law was passed), medical expenses, and rehabilitation benefits. Long story short, it’s very important to have professional second injury fund attorneys like those at Dixon Injury Firm on your side.

Legal Tips for Second Injury Fund Claims

The second injury fund lawyers at Dixon Injury Firm are here to get employees and families through difficult situations. You can contact us at any time for more information or a free consultation. It’s important to note that Dixon Injury Firm offers free services to its St. Louis clients. We only charge a fee based on the decision of a case. Here are a few more questions you might have about second injury fund workers compensation cases:

“Work-related” is a key word. In terms of second injury compensation, it’s important to point out that employees have to have medical evidence of a previous injury either from the same employer or similar circumstance that, most likely, could have been avoided.

Benefits are not always lasting. How long an employee receives benefits form a second injury fund depends on said employees ability to continue working. Usually, a St. Louis second injury fund is null and void once the worker finds gainful employment.

Why does second injury exist at all? Second injury isn’t the same as typical workers compensation. It’s a state-wide program that aims to get workers back on their feet after an accident.

More About Second Injury Fund Lawyers in St. Louis, MO

The first step is to locate a firm that manages second injury funds and workers compensation in St. Louis. These claims are not only complicated, but time-sensitive and difficult to handle. Fortunately, Dixon Injury Firm” is here to help.

Christopher R. Dixon and the Dixon Injury Firm specialize in Missouri second injury fund cases and other workplace injury claims. Recognized by the National Trial Lawyers Association as a Top 100 Trial Lawyer, Chris knows how difficult workers compensation cases are. Dixon Trial Lawyers offer a contingency payment system. This means our legal services are free. In exchange, the firm takes a percentage of the reimbursement only if you win a trial.

Contact Us

If you feel like you or someone close to you is in need of workers compensation and second injury funds, Dixon Injury Firm provides free consultations. Call local at (314)409-7060 or toll free at (855)40-CRASH. Dixon’s Trial Lawyers deliver compensation results and client testimonials. We also specialize in personal injury, truck and car accidents, and other injury claims.

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