Millions of workers experience an illness or become injured on the job each year. Workplace injuries are all too common, resulting in mounting medical bills, lost wages, and in many cases, permanent injuries. Most employers in Missouri are required to carry workers’ compensation insurance, but filing a claim can be a complex process and many workers are wrongfully denied. If you are confused about the workers’ comp process and/or have been denied a claim, it is important to speak with an experienced attorney who can help you successfully navigate the complexities of the system.
The work injury lawyers and comp attorneys at Rogers Sevastianos & Bante, LLP have more than 75 years of combined experience in workers’ compensation cases, so put us to work for you and your work injury.
People that get hurt at work and retain a work injury lawyer receive more benefits than injured workers who try to handle a claim themselves. As attorneys who represent employees hurt at work, Rogers Sevastianos & Bante fight tirelessly to help injured workers obtain the benefits they are entitled to.
We understand your concerns about making a claim. We understand the confusion you experience when professionals ramble three-letter phrases off, such as PTD, TTD, AWW, BAW, etc and expect you to understand their alphabet soup. We explain it to you. We make it simple and remove the confusion so that you can make the best decision for your personal circumstance. In short, we always put your needs first, and our clients love us for it.
Helping Injured Workers With Workers’ Compensation Claims
At Rogers Sevastianos & Bante our priority and focus in handling your claim for workers’ compensation includes:
- Maximization of all benefits available to you;
- Obtaining the best medical treatment that you deserve; and
- Educating you about the workers’ compensation system so you understand the process, our goals and how we intend to achieve them.
We have obtained some of the largest awards in Missouri and in Illinois.
Our track record is proven, and our competitors and opponents rate us as a firm possessing the highest legal ability and ethics possible. More importantly, our clients agree – consistently scoring us at 14 of 14 in blind ratings.
The Workers’ Comp System in Missouri
Workers’ comp is a system that was created to provide medical benefits and lost wages to workers who suffered on-the-job illnesses or injuries. Employees are entitled to benefits regardless of who is at fault (with some limited exceptions), and because of the no-fault approach, the legal liability of the employer is limited.
There are three basic types of benefits available under the workers’ comp system:
- Medical Expenses
- A Portion of Lost Wages
- Monetary Compensation for Permanent Disability or Disfigurement
Over the years, various changes to the law have made the workers’ compensation system more complicated. In addition, employers are often uncooperative–discouraging employees from filing for benefits and/or putting on certain restrictions, such as which doctor you are allowed to see if you want your medical bills to be paid.
Contact an Experienced Missouri Workers’ Comp Attorney
If you or a loved one has been injured on the job, dealing with the workers’ compensation system may seem overwhelming. If you are unfamiliar with the process, you are at a disadvantage, because anything you say and do following a workplace illness or injury can be used against you during the claims process. The attorneys at Rogers Sevastianos & Bante, LLP have in-depth knowledge of the workers’ compensation system, and over the years, we have helped numerous clients overcome the obstacles in the system and secure maximum benefits. For a free consultation with one of our skilled workers’ comp lawyers, contact our office today at 314-725-7577. We operate on a contingency fee basis. When you get paid, we get paid.