Did you know that there may be additional avenues of compensation if you have been injured on the job? If you had a previous injury or disability and you are injured on the job causing total disability, there is a fund available to help provide you with additional compensation beyond what the company provides with
The Second Injury Fund in Missouri continues to teeter on the edge of complete insolvency. Note this excellent article on the subject from Jason Hancock of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. Missouri injury fund refusing to pay, heading for insolvency BY JASON HANCOCK • firstname.lastname@example.org > 573-635-6178 | Posted: Monday, June 6, 2011 12:21 am |
ST. LOUIS PERSONAL INJURY ATTORNEY|”Is your attorney too busy to call you back?”
Very few injuries that we commonly see can change a claimant’s life as dramatically as a “herniated disc”. Many similar terms are used almost interchangeably like “ruptured disc” , “disc protrusion” and “herniated nucleous pulposis”.Doctors often describe disc as being like a”jelly donut” between the vertebrae.When the disc material inside of the disc leaks out
Over the years, I have handled numerous Missouri and Illinois “work comp” injury cases. It often surprises injured workers to find that they can pursue their case in both states. Sometimes we will have an injured worker who is employed in St. Louis, but who is injured, for example, in Belleville, Alton, or Granite City, Illinois.
Whenever an employee is injured, a report of injury is to be filed with the State of Missouri. If an employee chooses, he may file a claim for compensation with the Workers’ Compensation division. His case will then be assigned to one of the state offices and eventually proceedings will be scheduled in front of