Springfield Knee and Foot Injury Lawyer
Missouri Workplace Accident Attorney
When a worker is injured in a workplace accident or because of a disability brought about by the job environment, the clock starts to run. In most cases, injured workers have 30 days to notify their employer of the intent to file a Missouri workers' compensation claim. The employer then has the right to assign a certified workers' compensation doctor to the injured worker, in order to evaluate and treat the injury or disability. The doctor will diagnose the condition and issue a formal declaration that the worker can return to work full time or return to light duty at a reduction of one-third of the regular pay rate.
Foot Injuries · Ankle Injuries · Knee Injuries · Leg Fractures · Toe Injuries
Workers suffering an injury to a foot, ankle or knee face a particularly difficult time receiving the proper diagnosis and treatment. Injuries are often restricted to muscle and ligament damage, which X-rays and even CAT scans can't always detect. An injury to a weight-bearing bone, joint or ligament can require months of physical rehabilitation. Unless it is diagnosed correctly, returning to work too soon, or taking on job tasks that are beyond the capacity of the injury, can significantly prolong the recovery period or result in permanent damage.
The Workers' Compensation Insurance Company Is Not on Your Side
Don't be fooled. The workers' comp insurance company adjuster may treat you nicely, for now, but is not on your side. Michael Mergen is the Missouri workers' compensation attorney at Hall Ansley Rodgers & Sweeney. He will take your workers' comp claim to a higher level of service. We fight to make sure you are diagnosed correctly and receive the full extent of care and benefits you are entitled to under the law. By working closely with your workers' comp doctor or independent doctors we retain, we ensure that your ankle, knee or foot injury has reached maximum medical recovery before you are certified to return to work.
Our firm has made the commitment to employing two registered nurses to ensure that our clients understand the medical issues involved in a workplace injury and Missouri workman's comp claim. We will make sure you seek the medical treatment you need, as we work aggressively toward helping you resolve the legal issues about filing a claim for full and fair compensation.
Whether you are filing an initial claim or have received a letter of denial, we can help you with a full range of workers' compensation services. From our offices in Springfield, our lawyers offer advice and representation for injured workers throughout central and southwestern Missouri. Contact us to discuss your claim today.