Are you suffering the consequences of a workplace injury in Missouri? If you are not able to return to work for some time, you will naturally be concerned about the mounting medical bills and the lack of income. Your mortgage payment may become due along with other obligations, and then you receive notice that your workers’ compensation claim was denied. You will likely find comfort in learning that help is available from the attorneys at Kelly Law Office, P.C. in Liberty.
Workers’ Compensation claims are frequently denied for reasons such as the lack of sufficient medical information, failure to report the injury to the employer or allegations that the injury is not work related. Doctors and insurance adjusters often work with companies to contain costs, with little concern for the injured worker’s financial problems. This is why workplace accident victims need the support and guidance of an experienced attorney.
A skilled lawyer can handle an appeal for you — on a final award decision or a partial or temporary award. He or she will file an Application for Adjudication of Claim with the Labor and Industrial Relations Commission and guide you through every step of the process to organize the necessary facts. With the lawyer’s help, the case can be presented in a professional manner.
The attorneys at Kelly Law Office, P.C. understand your financial concerns related to your situation. For that reason, they work on a contingency basis, which means they will only collect a fee if they recover compensation for you. Injured workers in Missouri who need their questions about workers’ compensation answered can arrange a free initial consultation. Whatever the chosen next steps are, having competent legal counsel that will aggressively fight for the benefits you deserve might be in your best interest.