Springfield Shoulder and Elbow Injury Lawyer
Missouri Work-Related Injury Attorney
If you work in central or southwestern Missouri and have suffered an injury to your shoulder or elbow, either in a workplace accident or because of repetitive stress on the job, you should report within 30 days the medical problem to your employer. Your employer will then assign you a preferred certified workers' compensation doctor. In most cases, this doctor will not be your regular physician. Your assigned doctor will then make a formal diagnosis and prescribe a treatment plan. As part of the diagnosis, your doctor will also certify that you are unable to work due to a temporary or permanent disability, or that you may return to work with restrictions to light duty, or return to work as normal. Regardless, you may have certain rights that the doctor does not address. You may have the right to the coverage of medical expenses, now and in the future; wage loss benefits while you are missing work; and permanent disability benefits for problems that last even after you are finished with medical treatment.
Wrist Injuries · Elbow Injuries · Rotator Cuff Injuries · Repetitive Stress Injuries
If you are considering filing for workers' compensation because of a hand, wrist, elbow or shoulder injury suffered in a workplace accident or because of repetitive stress on the job, talk to an attorney on the Missouri workers' compensation team at Hall Ansley Rodgers & Sweeney. Getting the workers' compensation help you need goes beyond medical care and wage benefits. Injuries to ligaments, tendons and joints can result in permanent damage if not treated appropriately. We work with your doctor to ensure you receive the right diagnosis and certification for return to work. 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
The workers' comp insurance company adjuster works for your employer, not you. Our lawyers and legal professionals apply more than 20 years of knowledge and experience handling everything on your behalf. We work effectively and vigorously to give your claim the visibility it needs for approval. Whether you are filing an initial claim for a hand, elbow or shoulder injury, or have been denied your claim and are filing an appeal, put our experience on your side.
Our firm employs two registered nurses to make sure our attorneys understand the medical issues and to ensure that clients recognize the importance of following prescribed treatment following a workplace injury.
Free Consultation · No Attorneys Fees Unless You Receive Benefits
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. Our Springfield shoulder and elbow injury attorneys offer advice and representation for injured workers throughout central and southwestern Missouri. Contact us to discuss your claim today.