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 the Work Comp attorneys at Northland Injury Law at 816-400-4878.
Can You Get Workers’ Comp if You Are Still Working?
There are several factors that affect work comp benefits when returning to work:
- Workers’ compensation benefits received
- wages equal to or greater than what the employee was earning prior to the injury
- receiving a partial or full settlement
- amount of time for recovery
- extent of damage
If an injured employee receives wages equal to or more than earnings prior to the injury, then it is likely workers’ compensation benefits will be stopped. If an injured employee is experiencing wage loss due to a work-related injury, then the injured employee may continue to receive wage loss benefits, although the benefits may be for a lesser amount.
Talk to our Work Comp Attorneys
Our Missouri work comp attorneys are experienced in workers’ compensation and 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 work comp attorneys 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 phone, through the contact form, or even with the live chat option listed on our site!