Work-Related Injuries

St. Louis Workers’ Compensation Attorneys

Work-related Injuries

Although the Department of Labor’s Occupation Safety and Health Administration has established safety guidelines for workers in the workplace, accidents can happen. Long hours, difficult assignments and dangerous conditions may all result in a job related injury. If you are injured on the job, Missouri’s Division of Workers Compensation advises that you follow these steps,

  • First, report your injury to your supervisor verbally and in writing. If you fail to report your injury within thirty days, you may endanger your ability to receive workers compensation benefits. Tell your employer how you were injured and where and when the injury occurred.
  • Second, get prompt healthcare attention from an employer authorized provider, then inform your employer as to the medical diagnoses and when your provider believes you can return to work.

Prompt reporting is the key. Nothing can happen until then. Many jobsite related injuries are handled quickly by responsible employers, but this is not always the case. You may have suffered a legitimate job-related injury, followed the proper steps and find that your claim is still not being adequately addressed. Or your employer or their insurance company may have decided to contest or try to delay your claim in the hopes that you’ll give up. Don’t give up yet. You may still have recourse.

Give the workers compensation attorneys at Kullmann, Klein & Dioneda, P.C a call at 1-800-536-8844 or contact us online for a free consultation. We will review the circumstances related to your injury and help you understand the issues, the roadblocks and the possible outcomes. In addition we may be able to guide you to other resources that can help. We know how to get employers and insurance companies to respond, even when you can’t. Contact Kullmann, Klein & Dioneda, P.C. today.