Missouri Workers’ Compensation Benefits: Understanding the Basics

The Benefits

Under the Missouri workers’ compensation system, you are entitled to benefits under the following categories:

  • Full-time employees
  • Part-time employees
  • Prisoners in work-release programs
  • Employees under appointment or contracts

What Does the Law Disqualify?

Under Missouri law, workers’ compensation benefits should be paid regardless of who is to blame for the injuries or illness. However, willful intent to injure yourself won’t win you any compensation. So it is important to speak with an experienced attorney to guide you and help determine whether you qualify for workers compensation or not.

What Are Your Responsibilities?

If you get injured while working, you should notify your employer with 30 days from either:

  • The date you got injured
  • The date when you first noticed the effects of your injuries
  • The date that a physician first diagnosed your injuries

Why You Should Avoid Settling a Claim Before Speaking With an Attorney

Worker’s compensation laws and processes can be confusing and overwhelming. We highly recommended that you speak with an experienced workers’ compensation attorney who can help you determine the total amount of benefits you are entitled to.



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James M. Hoffmann

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