Workplace Injuries Lawyer St. Louis

The Workplace Injuries Lawyers at Dixon provide exceptional service to St. Louis and Missouri Residents


For thousands of years, workers around the world have been protected by some variation of what we now call “workers’ compensation.” The 1750 BC Code of Hammurabi, for example, provided a schedule of required monetary compensation for specific injuries to workers. Essentially workers were paid for each body part they lost. These systems have gotten no less crude over time.

Dixon Injury Firm offers a broad range of legal services. This includes personal injury, workers compensation, product liability, and other claims. Our St. Louis workplace injuries attorneys bring professional legal counsel to clients and their families. Please contact us for more info and a free consultation from our workplace injuries attorneys.

Today, as in the past, injured workers are given a formula-set amount of compensation for a certain injury. ProPublica put together a useful calculator to show the calculation in different states. According to their calculations, someone that loses an index finger at work in Missouri will be awarded an average of $22,325, while someone that loses a hand will get $86,821, and someone that loses an arm can get $115,100.

These numbers are just an example, as actual compensation is determined based on an employee’s wages multiplied by a number representing the severity of the loss. For example, a lost arm is actually worth 232 times two-thirds of an employee’s weekly wage, in most cases. That weekly wage has a maximum, though, and many injured people work in low-wage occupations, so that is why the estimates may seem a bit low for a permanent disability of that magnitude.

Poor Safety is Expensive

The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration strenuously argues that companies should invest in safer workplaces to reduce workplace injuries for their own benefit. The agency says that employers pay almost $1 billion per week for workers’ compensation alone, not to mention the indirect costs. Indirect costs of an unsafe workplace can include training replacement employees, lost productivity, repairing damaged equipment, lowered morale, and increased absenteeism.

Liberty Mutual has quantified the ten most expensive injuries in the workplace and found overexertion to be number one. Overexertion injuries cost employers $13.79 billion in 2016. Falls were the next two biggest categories. Interestingly, falls from the same level cost $10.62 billion while falls to a lower level cost just $5.5 billion. Being struck by equipment ($4.43 billion), being caught by equipment or an object ($1.95 billion), and being struck against an object or equipment ($1.94) also showed up in the top ten. Roadway accidents were a major injury cost as well, coming in at $3.7 billion. Rounding out the top ten is repetitive motion injuries, such as carpal tunnel syndrome caused by typing.

St. Louis, MO Workplace Injuries Lawyers

When you pursue a workplace injuries case in St. Louis, it’s important to secure legal counsel with experience. Dixon Injury Firm’s personal injury and workers comp lawyers make sure clients have the resources they need to win a settlement. Here are a few questions to ask St. Louis workplace injuries lawyers:

How much does legal counsel cost me? This depends on the workplace injuries claim and other factors. Dixon utilizes a contingency system, which means our services are free.

How much would I win? This also depends on the claim. Dixon’s St. Louis workplace injuries lawyers fight to provide clients medical expenses, personal hardship, and other compensation.

What’s next? The first step is to contact us for more info and consultation from our workplace injury lawyers.

More About Workplace Injuries Lawyers in St. Louis, MO

Christopher R. Dixon and the Dixon Injury Firm specialize in workplace injury cases and other personal and workplace accidents. Recognized by the National Trial Lawyers Association as a Top 100 Trial Lawyer, Chris knows how difficult these types of cases are for families. To help lower financial stress, Dixon’s trial lawyers make things easier by offering a contingency payment plan. This enables clients to pay only if the case is won. Dixon Injury Firm’s legal counsel is free until then.

Call the St. Louis Dixon Injury Firm if You Have Been Injured

Chris Dixon has been serving people with workplace injuries in the St. Louis, Missouri area for his entire career. All told, he has won over $35,000,000.00 for his clients and that success helped him be named a Top 100 Trial Lawyer by the National Trial Lawyers Association. He is also a Lifetime Member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum, and a Super Lawyer Rising Star. If you have been injured and your livelihood is at stake, you do not want a lawyer that occasionally dabbles in injury cases. You want an expert like Mr. Dixon, who has deep connections to the medical experts that can help build your case.

He also makes time to give back to the St. Louis community. He is the founder and chairman of a charity called the St. Louis Suit Project that helps provide low-income people with work attire that they need to go to a job interview or begin work in a professional setting. If you want an experienced lawyer with deep ties to the St. Louis area, give Mr. Dixon a call at (314) 409-7060. Workplace injuries generally have to be reported within 30 days, so time is of the essence.t arcu.

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Meet Christopher R. Dixon

Legal & Injury Representation St. Louis Deserves.

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.

Recent Successes

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    Missouri Truck Accident

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    Missouri Low Impact Automobile Accident

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    Missouri Dog Bite

  • $45,000 Settlement

    Missouri Dog Bite

    $50,000 Settlement

    Missouri Auto Accident

  • $50,000 Settlement

    Missouri Car Accident Crash

    $65,000 Settlement

    Missouri Pedestrian Accident

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