Workers’ Compensation Attorneys | Joplin, MO
Recent changes in worker’s compensation laws have made it more difficult for individuals to claim and recover benefits. If you have suffered a job site injury, you need the assistance of an experienced attorney who will be tenacious in asserting your rights against insurance carriers seeking to delay or minimize the payment of your benefits. At Copeland & Brown, we will provide immediate legal attention to assert your rights and to recover the compensation you need and deserve.
If you are an injured worker, YOU DO HAVE RIGHTS. Even if the accident was your fault, or it occurred off the employer’s premises, you may have the ability to recover for a job-related accident.
How am I going to pay bills this month?
You are entitled to benefits if you have been injured on the job. Our role is to help you aggressively pursue every avenue of recovery to ensure that you maximize your compensation after an injury. Whether we are seeking benefits from your insurance company, an employer, or a negligent third party, you can trust that we take necessary action to get you the immediate and future compensation that you need.
Many insurance companies seek to minimize benefits or take a long time to pay benefits. Let us take immediate action on your behalf to ensure that you recover the compensation you deserve, WHEN YOU NEED IT. Contact us today to speak with an experienced worker’s comp attorney.
Bruce fought and obtained workers compensation benefits, including necessary medical care, for my husband when he injured his back at work. In the end, Copeland and Brown secured an award of weekly benefits of over $600 per week for the lifetime of my husband, me and our adopted granddaughter (who has a life expectancy of over 70 years). I’m so glad we followed the advice of Bruce and Jeremy and didn’t take the $20,000 the insurance company initially offered to settle the case.
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.
What if my claim has been denied?
If you have filed for worker’s compensation benefits and the insurance company has denied your claim, you still have an opportunity to recover compensation. Many people do not realize that many claims are actually denied on the first application. Our attorneys can help you properly file for benefits, including all the necessary documentation to support your claim.
With changing laws that favor insurance companies and employers, you need tenacious and experienced legal advocacy to protect your right to compensation.
- Free consultations available for all personal injury and worker’s compensation matters
The lawyers at Copeland and Brown fought for years to help my husband obtain the worker’s compensation benefits he deserved. They were always there to answer any questions we had and genuinely cared about what was going on in our lives. My husband passed away shortly after we finally resolved his case. Because of their prompt and vigorous pursuit of his case, we got the settlement before he died. Without the attorneys at Copeland and Brown and their dedication and hard work, I don’t know where I would be today.