Missouri and Southern Illinois Lost Wages Lawyer
If you are covered by workers' compensation insurance and are unable to work due to a work injury, you can claim benefits for a portion of your lost wages. That sounds simple enough, but there are a number of factors that can cause complications in the claim process. Without an experienced workers' compensation lawyer on your side, you may receive less benefits than you deserve, or your claim for lost wage benefits may be denied entirely.
At Larsen & Hess, P.C., we have more than 25 years experience in the Missouri and Illinois workers' compensation systems. Our attorneys understand the many complex aspects of lost wage claims and work tenaciously to help our clients get all of the benefits they deserve.
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Getting Fair Compensation for Lost Wages
The Missouri workers' compensation law enacted in 2005 makes it easier for an insurance carrier to deny wage benefits, by allowing expanded use of "post-injury misconduct" as a defense tactic. What is post-injury misconduct? In reality, practically any behavior on the part of an injured worker which can be used to convince a judge to deny lost wage benefits. If for example, a company doctor releases you for work and you unable to perform your assigned tasks, you may be denied your lost wage benefits. Before you take any action which could jeopardize your rights, talk to a lawyer at our firm.
In Illinois, the law regarding lost wages is somewhat more liberal and provides for penalties when lost wages are not paid, including the payment of attorney's fees.
Our Commitment to You
Larsen & Hess, P.C. is committed to helping injured workers get all of the medical care, rehabilitation services and wage benefits they are entitled to under the law. We will fight for your rights so that you can get all of the workers' compensation benefits you deserve.
Contact a St. Louis Workers' Compensation Attorney
To learn more about getting workers' compensation benefits, contact our firm.