job injuries require special attention and skills to
ensure you get the compensation you deserve for critical
injuries. Goldson & Hoekel know how this process
works, and what it takes to make and win your case.
you are injured on the job, Missouri law affords you the
right to make a claim for workers compensation benefits
with the Missouri
Department of Labor's Division of Workers Compensation.
As a general rule, you need to notify your employer of a
job related injury within 30 days of the injury, and all
claims must be filed within two years of the date of
must demand medical treatment from your employer as a
first matter when injured on the job in Missouri. Only if
your employer refuses to provide you with treatment are
you entitled to seek your own medical treatment from a
provider of your choosing. When you go to a doctor chosen
by your employer, you should consider that that doctor has
interests, which align with the employer's worker's
compensation insurer. The doctor provided by your
employer's insurance company has dual responsibilities to
evaluate your injury as well as treat you for it.
you should consult an attorney about your Missouri
Workers' Compensation case. Your attorney can provide
advice about the best options for approaching your case
and can help you maximize your ultimate recovery.
lawyer can advise you of other possible alternatives to
recovery. For example, if you are injured in a car
accident on the job in Missouri, you may be able to pursue
a third party claim against the motorist on top of your
worker's compensation claim. Further, if you are injured
by a defective product while on the job in Missouri, you
may be able to prosecute a claim against the manufacturer
of the product. Finally, as discussed elsewhere in this
blog, you may have a remedy against a co-employee if that
individual injured you.