Work place personal injury is often exclusively controlled by the Missouri Workers’ Compensation Statute. This law often provides the only remedy for dealing with injuries that occur during the course and in the scope of your employment. Failure to meet the reporting and filing requirements can prevent payment of medical treatment and compensation for your injuries.
The doctors are generally chosen by the employer or the employer’s insurance company and employer or the employer’s insurance also choose and pay the doctor who determines the extent of the injury and thereby the amount of compensation an injured worker receives.
Often a physician who is not a treating doctor is retained by the injured employee’s attorney to evaluate the injury and provide an additional opinion as to the extent of the injuries. As you would expect, these opinions are not often the same and open the door for negotiation or trial.
Consultations with attorneys from our firm are free and it is important to talk about your case before you make any final decisions about going it alone with your claim. Call and talk with one of our attorneys today.