Worksite Injury Attorneys | Joplin MO
Joplin and Carthage Work Injury Lawyer
An on-the-job injury can result in a significant financial hardship for you and your family. While Missouri workers’ compensation is designed to compensate you for medical bills, lost wages and any degree of permanent disability that you suffer, the process can be daunting. Many people don’t receive the benefits they deserve simply because they were unaware of the rules.
At Copeland & Brown, we offer a free initial consultation to explain your rights if you have suffered an injury at work. Our lawyers will take the time to answer your questions about medical care, light duty assignments and other issues related to the injury. Our lawyers represent workers in Joplin and throughout southwest Missouri.
Can I Sue My Employer for a Work Injury?
Under Missouri’s workers’ compensation laws, workers’ compensation is your only source of recovery if you are injured at work in most cases. However, there are a few circumstances where you can obtain additional compensation by filing a personal injury lawsuit in addition to your workers’ compensation claim.
- In certain cases (such as someone at your company removing a safety guard from a machine), you may be able to sue a co-employee or the employer.
- If your injury was caused by someone who does not work for your employer (such as a vendor or the other driver in a motor vehicle accident), you can sue the at-fault party.
Our lawyers will carefully examine the circumstances of your work injury case to determine if you may be entitled to recover additional compensation. It’s not uncommon for accidents at construction sites to involve a personal injury case in addition to a workers’ compensation case.
Our lawyers are well known for innovative strategies that help us obtain maximum compensation for people who are injured at work. We have also successfully settled cases of wrongful death that occurred on the job or as a result of employment.