In the area of Workers’ Compensation, our primary focus is representing employers, insurers, and third party administrators in workers’ compensation cases statewide in Missouri and Illinois. Upon receiving a new file we will immediately provide you a cost evaluation of the case as well as an estimate on the amount of potential exposure and appropriate settlement options. Our attorneys have extensive experience in all steps involved in the proper handling of a workers’ compensation case, including an assessment of the compensable value of an injury, the individual traits of each administrative law judge statewide, as well as a familiarity with many physicians and experts nationwide that can be called upon for assistance with complex issues. Our paramount priorities are keeping costs low for our clients and remaining available at all times. Missouri and Illinois Workers’ Compensation law is our main focus: we know the system; we know the law. We know Workers’ Compensation.
The State of Missouri has created a complex process for determining how an injured employee should be compensated for a work related injury. Essentially, the State has assessed values to particular body parts. If it is determined that a particular body part is still intact and functional, then a percentage of disability may be assessed. These values are assessed by a number of “weeks” of compensation, which are determined using a proportionate share of the employee’s average weekly wage prior to the accident.