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Back Injury Attorney in Kansas City, Missouri
Receiving a back injury at work can cause you much more than physical pain. The injury can force you to have a lengthy stay in a hospital, take time off of work, and lie in bed for weeks. At the Law Office Of John Adams Christiansen, LC, our workers’ compensation attorney can help you file a claim with your company’s insurance provider and seek the benefits and compensation that you deserve. To get started, get in contact with our back injury attorney at either our Kansas City or Blue Springs, Missouri locations. We provide our legal services to the areas of Independence, Raytown, Lee’s Summit, Grain Valley, and Belton, Missouri, as well. Our first meeting together is free.
Work-Related Back Injuries
Some jobs and industries can lead to more back injuries than other positions. While it is possible, working an office job is not as dangerous as working a job in construction, landscaping, agriculture, electrics, and other labor jobs. A work-related back injury can range anywhere from muscle strain and aches to scoliosis or other spine-related damages. After feeling discomfort, you should speak to your doctor or healthcare provider as soon as possible. You should then reach out to our back injury attorney at the Law Office Of John Adams Christiansen, LC in Kansas City and Blue Springs, Missouri, to discuss filing a workers’ compensation claim.
Workers’ Compensation in Missouri
In the state of Missouri, workers that were injured are able to receive payment from their employers for medical bills, loss of wages, and permanent disability after getting hurt at work. The laws declare these policies to be no-fault, meaning, you are not able to sue your employer after receiving these benefits.
Missouri Benefit Payments
The state of Missouri sets maximums on the amount you are allowed to receive from a workers’ compensation claim. Workers’ compensation payments are tax-free in Missouri. Depending on your specific circumstances, you may be the recipient of one of four payment plans for a work-related injury:
Temporary Partial Disability - This plan means that you are able to still do your job part-time but are collecting disability benefits. These benefits are to be paid to you weekly and should be 66.66% of the difference between your earnings before your accident and the amount that you will be able to earn during your time of disability.
Temporary Total Disability - This payment plan means that you will not be working during the time of your disability. You are able to earn 66.66% of your weekly earnings, as long as it does not exceed the state’s maximum amount.
Permanent Partial Disability - If you are able to do some form of your job for a limited amount of time, you may be able to receive 66.66% of your weekly wage, so long as it does not exceed the state maximum.
Permanent Total Disability - If your back injury has caused you to be permanently disabled, you are able to receive weekly payments for the rest of your life. You are also able to negotiate the total amount that you would like to be paid.
When seeking fair and just payments, it is best to consult with a workers’ compensation attorney to help guide you through the legal turmoil. With over 30 years of experience, our back injury attorney at the Law Office Of John Adams Christiansen, LC is able to help you. Get in touch with us today to schedule a free consultation of your case. We serve the areas of Kansas City, Blue Springs, Independence, Raytown, Lee’s Summit, Grain Valley, and Belton, Missouri.
Filing a Workers’ Compensation
Claim in Missouri
After your back injury, you should consult with an attorney so that you can get a head start on filing your workers’ compensation claim. If you do not file your claim with your employer or the insurance company within 30 days of the accident, you may not be able to receive the payment benefits. We will make sure you make a copy of your claim and collect any and all evidence that is needed to build a strong case so that you have a chance to seek the benefits that you deserve. Contact us at the Law Office Of John Adams Christiansen, LC today to get started.
Back Injury Attorney
Serving Kansas City, Missouri
No matter how mild or severe, a back injury can derail your life, especially when you have to pay medical bills and take off of work. At the Law Office Of John Adams Christiansen, LC, our back injury attorney will help you through the workers’ compensation filing process and assist you in seeking the payment benefits that you deserve. Get in contact with us today at either our Kansas City or Blue Springs location. We represent workers in the areas of Independence, Raytown, Lee’s Summit, Grain Valley, and Belton, Missouri.