Work Accident Lawyer St. Louis

The St. Louis work accident lawyers at Dixon Injury Firm specialize in workers compensation cases.

Let’s say you made a mistake at work. Maybe you were driving the company forklift and you knocked over some goods, causing damage and injuring yourself. Or perhaps you were trying to clear a paper jam out of the printer and you cut your finger while breaking an expensive internal component. You may be worried about who will pay for the damage and your injuries caused by the work accident. The answer is your employer.

Respondeat Superior

The first important thing to understand is that you should not be held liable for any mistakes you make in the normal course of your job. This is protected by a doctrine called Respondeat Superior, which is an old Latin phrase that basically means “let the master answer.” It means that the employer will be responsible for the acts of his or her employees. This concept is called vicarious liability.

Vicarious liability generally only applies to an employee is acting within the scope of his or her duties. That means an independent contractor is generally not going to be protected. For example, a contracted lawnmower will probably be held liable for any damages he or she causes. In contrast, when a full-time landscaper that works for a homeowner makes a mistake the homeowner will probably be liable.

The employer is only liable for their employees when those employees are working within the scope of their employment, though. Most importantly, this usually means that employees will be liable if they intentionally injure somebody. For example, if a customer slips on a wet floor that a janitor just mopped, the company will probably be liable. But if a janitor punches a customer, the janitor will probably be liable.

Dixon Injury Firm provides a wide range of legal services. This includes personal injury, workers compensation, product liability, and other claims. Our St. Louis work accident lawyers bring grade-a legal counsel to clients and their families. Please contact us for more information and a free consultation from our work accident lawyers.

St. Louis Work AccidentLawyers

When you begin a work accident claim in St. Louis, it’s crucial to secure legal counsel with experience. Dixon’s workers comp and liability attorney ensure clients have the resources they need to win a claim. Here are a couple questions to ask St. Louis work accident lawyers:

How much does legal services cost clients? This depends on the work accident case and other factors. Dixon utilizes a contingency system, which means our services are free.

How much could I win? This also depends on the trial. Our St. Louis work accident lawyers try to provide clients medical expenses, personal hardship, and other damages.

What do I do now? The next step is to contact us for more info and consultation from our work accident attorneys.

Workers’ Compensation

American workers are protected by a “no fault” system of workers’ compensation. If workers are injured on the job they can collect money for wage replacement and medical treatment, regardless of why the accident occurred. If a work accident causes a disability, then the employee will usually be entitled to the costs of rehabilitation or a formula-set amount of compensation for the lost abilities. Workers’ compensation is regularly paid to employees that mistakenly caused their own injuries. This system is supposed to allow workers to be quickly compensated without having to fight over who is responsible.

The downside of workers’ compensation is that it prevents employees from seeking other types of damages, most notably employees cannot sue their employers for negligence. So if you were injured by a faulty forklift or a faulty printer you may not be able to obtain more damages than lost wages and medical care. There are some exceptions, most notably you may be able to obtain additional compensation if you were injured by a third party. Your coworkers may also be liable for actions outside their job descriptions. A good lawyer will be able tell you if these exceptions are a viable option for you.

More About Work Accident Lawyers in St. Louis

Christopher R. Dixon and the Dixon Injury Firm focus on work accident cases and other personal and workplace accidents. Recognized by the National Trial Lawyers Association as a Top 100 Trial Lawyer, Chris understands how difficult these types of cases are for clients. To help lower financial stress, Dixon’s trial lawyers make it easier by providing a contingency payment plan. This enables clients to pay only if damages are awarded. Our legal counsel is free until then.

Call the St. Louis Dixon Injury Law for a Consultation regarding Work Accidents

Chris Dixon has dedicated his career to helping injured people collect the compensation they need to carry on with their lives. He provides his services at no upfront cost, as he only gets paid out of successful awards. If you have been injured on the job, Dixon Injury law is happy to provide a free, no obligation consultation to review your situation and help you decide if seeking compensation is a wise use of your time. Workers’ compensation claims require acting fast, as injuries should be immediately reported and if you do not report within 30 days in Missouri it may jeopardize your claim. Call us as soon as possible after your work accident at (314) 409-7060.

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