To recover the benefits you are entitled to, you must comply with the legal requirements imposed by Missouri laws and the Rules of the Department of Labor and Industrial Relations Division of Workers’ Compensation. Missing deadlines, filing incorrectly or submitting inadequate evidence can cost you precious time and benefits. Because of a mistake, you may face delays in receipt of crucial financial payments or you might forfeit your rights entirely.
the Guirl Law Firm protects your rights throughout the process. Drawing on our more than 25 years of experience, we ensure your compliance with the regulations and statutes that affect your case as we guide you through each step of the procedures.
Do not delay reporting your injury or illness to your employer. The law requires you to notify your employer or supervisor about the work-related injury or your occupational illness within 30 days of the accident or diagnosis of your condition. Your written notice must include the date, time and place that your injury occurred and the nature of your injury or illness. the Guirl Law Firm communicates all necessary information to your employer to preserve your rights.
Next, we ensure that you receive the amount of benefits to which you are entitled. If your employer and the insurance company attempt to pay you less than your rightful benefits, we promptly file your Claim for Compensation with the Division of Workers’ Compensation. Remember, you only have two years from the date of injury or death of your loved one to file this claim. Even if you think you missed the statutory deadline, consult with our team because you are permitted three years from the date of the triggering event if your employer failed to file a timely report of injury.
To initiate your case, our attorney files your workers compensation claim with the Missouri Division of Workers’ Compensation St. Louis office. An administrative law judge handles your case and makes an award at a final hearing. You may also receive a temporary or partial award at a hardship hearing conducted while we pursue final resolution of your case. Also, we can appeal an unjust award with the Labor and Industrial Relations Commission or the Missouri Court of Appeals. We remain by your side until your claim is successfully resolved.
To learn more about filing your workers compensation claim, call the Guirl Law Firm on our 24-hour toll-free hotline 314-399-8051 or contact us online to schedule your free initial consultation.