Springfield Workers' Compensation Lawyer
Missouri Attorneys for Claims and Appeals
Have you been injured at work?
You may be entitled to workers' compensation benefits!
At Neale & Newman, L.L.P., we have extensive experience in the field of workers’ compensation. Our Springfield workers comp attorneys handle claims of all sizes throughout MO, including complex claims involving extensive future medical and catastrophic damages. Our experience includes a variety of industries.
Call (417) 670-2520 today to find out more about how we can help with your workers' comp claim.
What Do Workers' Compensation Lawyers Do?
Helping Injured Employees Get Their Full Compensation
A workers' compensation lawyer guides those seeking benefits through the workers compensation claims process. Not only can they help protect your rights by making sure you are asking for the appropriate benefits, but they can also help you fight off any attempts by your employer (or their workers' compensation insurance provider) to lowball you.
From initial discovery and investigation through the appeal phase, our workers' compensation attorneys and paralegals are dedicated to building a compensation case properly. Our law firm does everything we can to ensure our clients have the best chance of being successful with their claims.
How Long Does It Take to Settle a Workers Comp Case in Missouri?
Typically, settling a workers' compensation case in Missouri takes up to six months from the date of injury. However, the whole settlement process can take about 12-18 months, depending on the facts of your case and if you do or do not have legal representation.
The Missouri Workers' Compensation Commission has a statute of limitations that can change depending on the circumstances. Finally, you and the insurance company will agree to a settlement, which will be approved by the MO Workers' Compensation Commission. Depending on how complicated your case is, the process usually takes a few weeks but can be quicker or slower.
Workers' compensation is a state-mandated, "no-fault" insurance system that benefits workers injured to cover medical care, a portion of lost wages, and permanent disability. In return, employers receive immunity from civil lawsuits by employees over such workplace injuries.
If you are considering filing a workers' compensation claim, it is vital to understand the timeline for settlement. Working with our experienced work comp attorney in Springfield MO, can increase your chances of settling your case quickly and fairly.
Workers' Compensation Attorneys for Employers
At Neale & Newman, L.L.P., our representation also includes developing, documenting, and implementing effective policies and procedures in compliance with state and federal laws for employers, besides handling workers’ compensation claims.
Our clients include some of the nation’s largest insurance companies and third-party administrators, medical providers, and other self-insured clients.
When to Hire a Workers' Comp Lawyer in MO
If you believe your workers' compensation claim is denied, complex, or being retaliated against, you are negotiating a settlement. In that matter, hiring a workers' compensation attorney in Springfield is wise. Choose an injury attorney with experience handling workers' compensation cases in MO.
Whether you are an injured employee or an employer, we want to help make the workers' compensation claims process easier on you. Call (417) 670-2520 or contact a workers' compensation lawyer online to begin!
Why Choose Our Workers' Compensation Lawyers in Springfield, MO?
At Neale & Newman, L.L.P., our Springfield personal injury lawyers practice before the Missouri Division of Workers’ Compensation. And we handle appeals at all stages, including before the:
- Labor and Industrial Relations Commission
- Missouri Court of Appeals
- Missouri Supreme Court
What's more, our personal injury attorneys have been recognized by their peers, as evidenced by their inclusion in the Missouri and Kansas Super Lawyers® Listings.
Please call (417) 670-2520 today to discuss how we can assist you with a workers' compensation claim or appeal.
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