Workers' Compensation

Workplace Injuries in Missouri and Illinois

Injuries can occur in any type of workplace. Whether you were injured on a construction site, in an office setting or another work environment, you have the right to file a workers' compensation claim. At Schuchat, Cook & Werner, we are a firm that is well known for being an aggressive advocate for employees' rights. Our firm is dedicated to helping injured workers in Missouri and Illinois understand the workers' compensation system in both states and how benefits may be obtained.

If you have been injured at work and need assistance with a workers' compensation claim, contact one of the attorneys in our Workers' Compensation Group today.

An Employee Centered Practice

The attorneys in our Workers' Compensation Group work tirelessly on behalf employees in Missouri and Illinois who have suffered a work injury to obtain the benefits they have earned. We are widely recognized for the quality of our work and for our dedication to the rights of workers. There are few situations that can impact a person's life more than suffering a workplace injury. We can zealously represent you before the Missouri Division of Workers' Compensation and the Illinois Workers' Compensation Commission if you have been denied benefits. From the initial filing to the final resolution of your case, we will work to get you the medical care and compensation you deserve.

Types of Workplace Injuries

  • Traumatic brain injuries from falling objects or other accidents
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Back injuries
  • Neck injuries
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome and other repetitive stress injuries
  • Knee injuries
  • Shoulder injuries
  • Crush injuries
  • Amputations
  • Lacerations and abrasions
  • Burns

Aggravation of Preexisting Conditions

One aspect of workers' compensation that employees may not realize is that even if a new injury or the type of work you are doing has aggravated a preexisting condition, you may still have rights to workers' compensation benefits. If a previous injury or illness resulted in a condition that was worsened by an on-the-job injury or your daily work, we can assist you in understanding the types of documentation that will be needed to support your claim and how to seek the compensation. Types of preexisting conditions can include back injuries, repetitive stress syndromes and asthma, among many others.

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What to Expect

Pain, treatment and the recovery process are not your only concerns after you have been injured at work. All too frequently, some employers and insurance companies will fight a worker's right to medical care and fair compensation. You do not have to fight alone. We have the resources and skill to handle even the most difficult cases.

Get in Touch With Our Missouri and Illinois Workers' Compensation Attorneys

You do not have to face your on-the-job injury alone. Let us help you understand how workers' compensation benefits can help you manage your life while healing from your work injury. Contact one of the attorneys in our Workers' Compensation Group by calling 314-732-1127 or 888-365-0445 today or visit us on Facebook.

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