Work Related Injury Lawyer St. Louis

The St. Louis work-related injury lawyers at Dixon are here to help.

People often struggle to get compensation for injuries that they believe are work-related, but are not obviously caused by a specific work accident. Workers are protected by a “no-fault” system of workers’ compensation that is supposed to pay for workplace injuries regardless of how they were caused. But the system works better for people that lose a finger in an accident than it does for people that strain their back. A cargo handler might suffer a hernia and believe it happened at work. It is hard to know for sure, though. Or a mechanic may be losing his hearing and blame it on heavy equipment at work. Mysterious ailments seemingly caused by dangerous chemicals can be a challenge as well.

Dixon offers a variety of legal services. This includes personal injury, workers compensation, product liability, and other claims. Our St. Louis work-related injuries attorneys bring grade-a legal counsel to clients and their families. Please contact us for more information and a free consultation from our work-related injuries lawyers.

Hearing Loss

People naturally lose some of their hearing when they age, and it makes sense that workers’ compensation insurance is not going to want to pay for that. As a result, the state of Missouri has come up with some specific rules about hearing loss claims. Missouri Statutes Section 287.197 states that high-level hearing loss cannot be the subject of a claim. Moreover, the claimed hearing loss must be measured against the average amount of hearing loss from non-occupational causes in people of the same age.


Missouri Statute Section 287.195 has special rules for hernias. It says that any claims related to a hernia must definitely prove to the satisfaction of the government that there was “an accident or unusual strain resulting in a hernia” and the “hernia did not exist prior to the accident or unusual strain.” Obviously, this can be very difficult. A hernia is not an injury that is easily visible in the workplace. If a cargo handler suffers a hernia while lifting a box, he is probably the only one that will know and he may not even realize it happened. His personal testimony of when he thinks it happened may be the only evidence he has to later prove that it happened at work and not in his personal life.

Long-Term Toxic Exposure

Missouri law is also skeptical about toxic exposure, at least when it is not caused by an obvious incident. Obtaining compensation for occupational diseases, according to Missouri Statutes Section 287.063, generally requires notice within 30 days, which can make it very hard to get compensated for diseases caused by toxic chemicals over time. Missouri Statutes Section 287.200 also says that if a worker can be put back to work after being given the use of glasses, prosthetic appliance, or rehabilitation then certain lifetime disability payments will be suspended.

St. Louis Work-Related Injury Lawyers

When you pursue work-related claims in St. Louis, it’s important to find legal counsel with experience. Our personal injury and workers comp lawyers make sure clients have the resources they need to win a settlement. Here are a couple questions to ask St. Louis work-related injuries lawyers:

How much will legal services cost me? This varies on the work-related injury case and various factors. We utilize a contingency system, meaning our services are free.

How much could I win? This also depends on the trial. Dixon’s St. Louis work-related injuries attorneys try to win clients medical expenses, personal hardship, and other damages.

What’s next? The next step is to contact us for more info and consultation from our work-related injuries lawyers.

More About Work-Related Injury Lawyers in St. Louis, MO

Christopher R. Dixon and the Dixon Injury Firm excel at work-related injury claims and other personal and workplace injuries. Recognized by the National Trial Lawyers Association as a Top 100 Trial Lawyer, Chris knows how difficult these cases are for people. To help lower financial stress, Dixon Injury Firm make things easier by providing a contingency payment plan. This allows clients to pay only if the case is won. Our legal counsel is free until then.

Chris Dixon Can Walk You Through It

The Dixon Injury Firm has been through this many times. An employee thinks he got hurt on the job, but there was no obvious incident that he or she can point to, so workers’ compensation tries to deny the claim. If this has happened to you, call us immediately for a FREE, no-obligation evaluation of your case. We will review your file and give you some honest feedback about what you should do. Sometimes the answer will be that the case is unlikely to be successful, but there is no way to know what your case is worth until you have put it in front of an expert.

If it is appropriate, Mr. Dixon will work your case entirely for free. That means he gets paid only after he successfully collects money on his client’s behalf. He spends all his time representing injury victims, and that focus has helped him secure more than $50 million on behalf of his clients. He has also been named a Top 100 trial lawyer by the National Trial Lawyers Association. Call for your evaluation today at (314) 409-7080.

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Results — that's what clients expect from Dixon Injury Firm. Chris brings years of personal injury law experience to the table. Based in St. Louis, his firm provides free consultations and contingency service to the high-caliber injury and liability legal arena. Tell us about your case and we'll show you how to win.

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