What You Need To Know About Workers Compensation Claims in St. Louis, MO

It’s important for employees and employers to be aware of how workers compensation claims work. Chris Dixon, a leading St. Louis workers compensation lawyer, helps injured workers fight and win these cases.


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St. Louis Workers Compensation Lawyer | FAQ and General Advice. As an experienced workers compensation lawyer in St. Louis and Illinois, Chris Dixon understands the stress employees and employers both feel when encountering a workplace injury. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the incidence rate is most common in transportation, construction, and maintenance-related occupations. However, there is always a chance that any employee can be injured whether they’re in an office or in the field. Below, we provide a rundown of workers compensation cases and answers to a few questions you might have.

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FAQs in Workers Compensation Cases

Did you slip and fall on the job? Get electrocuted? Are interested in knowing more about opening a claim and contacting a St. Louis workers compensation lawyer? Below, we’ve pulled some of the most common questions employees and employers have about workers compensation cases. As always, feel free to reach out to Chris Dixon at the Dixon Injury Firm for more information.

Do employers have to provide workers compensation insurance?

In most states, companies are required to provide workers compensation insurance for injuries and other mishaps. Smaller businesses may be exempt given the cost of group insurance. Be sure to ask your employer what the policies are regarding mandatory insurance practices.

Can employees sue a company for work-related injuries if they have insurance?

This hinges on whether or not the employee has workers comp insurance. If you have a shoulder injury or were involved in another work-related injury, lawsuits are generally made through whatever workers compensation program is in place. A St. Louis workers comp attorney like Chris Dixon are here to help injured workers navigate and win these claims for financial compensation (to pay for hospital bills, time off of work, pain and suffering, etc.).

What if I’m injured and the company doesn’t have workers compensation insurance?

If your company is an exception and doesn’t provide workers compensation insurance, an injured employee may be able to sue the owner and/or the company.

What kind of injury falls under workers comp?

Anything that happened because of your job, such as toxic fumes, a forklift accident, and so on. Insurance companies and courts will look to see if the injury was the direct result of your job.

As an employer, what do I do when an employee is injured or ill?

Do the right thing. Your priority should be making sure the employee is receiving medical attention. If you have workers compensation insurance, call the insurance carrier for more information about the situation, what paperwork to file, and any testimonies you need to collect.

What if I’m an employer and an employee’s injury seems bogus?

This is a slippery slope, albeit the standard employer response when an employee complains about minor injuries. In most states, it’s illegal to discriminate against employees who may have disabilities or to ignore these complaints. It’s better for the employer to take every complaint seriously; while some are assuredly exaggerated, you as an employer may find a way to improve safety measures to prevent future accidents.

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At Dixon, we pride ourselves in offering help to injured victims. Chris Dixon provides a various legal services throughout St. Louis and Illinois. Types of injury claims he does includes the following:

Feel free to call the Dixon Injury Firm now for a free case review and consultation. It’s our goal to provide clients with top-notch legal counsel in cases such as wrongful amputation.

Call a St. Louis Workers Comp Lawyer Now

If you’ve been hurt on the job, it’s time for you or your family to contact a workers compensation lawyer. The Dixon Injury Firm is ready to defend your claim and help you deal with employers, courts, and insurance companies. The sooner you act, the better the outcome. We also provide free consultations and case reviews for clients in the St. Louis and Southern Illinois area.

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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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