Law Office of James M. Hoffmann Articles Why It’s Important to Understand That Each Workers Compensation Claim Is Unique

Why It’s Important to Understand That Each Workers Compensation Claim Is Unique

By James Hoffmann  May. 23, 2021 4:41p

The number of workers’ compensation claims in St. Louis is on the rise. One of the most common types of workers' compensation claims is when a worker is injured on the job. Injuries on the job can be any injury that happens to an employee while at work.

The most common types of workers' compensation cases involving injuries that offices have seen in recent years include:

Construction sites are commonly involved in workers’ compensation cases. However, injuries occur in nearly any type of work setting.

Who is Responsible for Work Injuries?

Most employers are required to carry workers' compensation insurance in the State of Missouri. This means that, generally, regardless of who was at fault for the work injury (with a few exceptions), you are entitled to compensation for your injuries. Workers' compensation protects employees by ensuring that get compensation for their injuries and protects employers from personal injury lawsuits.

However, it's important to note that each workers compensation case is unique. There are times when you may be entitled to workers compensation and have a third-party claim. For example, if you have been injured on the job due to faulty work equipment. An experienced St. Louis workers' compensation lawyer in will be able to help you understand what rights you have after a work injury and deal with the insurance companies who are trying to limit your compensation or even cancel your benefits.

It is important to speak with a workers’ compensation lawyer as soon as possible after sustaining a work injury. The potential cost of recovering from those injuries is enough to put most people into financial trouble for a long time. Protect yourself and your future by speaking with an experienced attorney.

Hiring the right lawyer can make all of the difference in your case. Contact the Law Office of James M. Hoffmann to speak to our team about your work-related injuries. We have the resources and the experience to help you understand how to protect your legal rights moving forward. Call (314) 361-4300 for a FREE case evaluation.

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