Understand how workers' compensation works in the state of Missouri.
With some minor exceptions, Missouri workers’ compensation law provides coverage for all workers injured on the job while working within Missouri. The Workers’ Compensation Division of the Missouri Department of Labor and Industrial Relations administers Missouri workers’ compensation law. The most important thing you can do is talk to a Workers’ Compensation lawyer call Northland Injury Law at 816-400-4878.
Can I Get Compensated for PTSD?
Under Missouri law, a mental injury is compensable only if it is demonstrated by the employee that the stress causing the mental injury is work related and was “extraordinary and unusual.” There are also some examples of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) or depression being covered if an employee went through something really horrible, or witnessed it happen to another employee. It is important to keep in mind that these problems can be hard to diagnose sometimes; it can also be hard to prove they happened because of a work-related incident.
Talk to a Workers' Compensation Lawyer
A Missouri attorney experienced in workers’ compensation can be an invaluable asset to your case, especially if you were seriously injured and cannot go back to work. You should strongly consider talking to a workers' compensation lawyer if you need to appeal a denial of your claim and/or your injuries are severe or complex. For a more comprehensive list of all the questions you might have about workers’ compensation, and for a free consultation, please call (816)-400-4878. If you have further questions about your case, do not hesitate to reach out to us by the phone number, through the contact form, or even with the live chat option listed on our site!