The Missouri and Illinois workers’ compensation statutes do away with your right to bring a civil action against your employer. It is often referred to as a “no-fault system” – meaning you don’t have to prove fault in order to receive benefits. This is much different from a civil action where you must prove fault before you are entitled to receive even one dollar. This law was basically a compromise between employers and employees. The compromise means employee damages are limited but, in exchange, employees are not required to prove fault.
You have the right to a safe workplace. When you suffer a work injury, you have the right to seek workers’ compensation benefits. Working with an experienced workers’ compensation attorney is your best chance for securing the benefits you need to replace lost income. Workplace accidents are as varied as workplaces themselves. Many times, disputes arise around the nature and severity of your workplace injury. Sometimes disputes even arise over whether or not the injury has an impact on your ability to perform your employment duties. These disputes can result in a denial of benefits or receipt of benefits in an insufficient amount. Our workers compensation lawyers are dedicated to helping you secure the benefits you need.
Our workplace accident attorneys have successfully assisted workers from all fields, including professionals, office workers, construction workers, delivery drivers, and manual laborers.
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