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Missouri Workers Compensation Law Procedural Information Announced By Division

Information Bulletin

FREE CONSULTATION JEFF SWANEY (314) 310-8373

The Division’s website has forms to enable attorneys to accomplish the actions listed below. In order to minimize errors and miscommunication, and to aid Division staff in quickly and accurately tracking case files, please follow these simple procedures.

  1. ENTRY OF APPEARANCE. If you file a claim for compensation or an answer to a claim for compensation, the Division will automatically link you to that case and list you thereafter as the attorney of record. Please file an entry of appearance unless you filed a Claim for Compensation or an Answer to Claim for Compensation. This allows the Division to accurately add you to the list of persons to receive notice. We encourage you to use the Division’s Entry of Appearance form, http://www.dolir.mo.gov/wc/forms/wc-235-ai.pdf

  2. CHANGE OF ADDRESS. Please notify the Division in writing if you change your address. You may submit the written request to the Division’s Jefferson City office or to any of the http://www.dolir.mo.gov/wc/local_office_directory.htm

  3. WITHDRAWAL. Missouri Supreme Court Rule, Rule 4-1.16 governs attorney withdrawals. We encourage you to use the Division’s Motion to Withdraw form http://www.dolir.mo.gov/wc/forms/wc-236-ai.pdf, when submitting a request for leave to withdraw. If you prefer to send a written request to an ALJ in lieu of the Division-approved form, please include the following information in the written request:

    • whether a hearing is required on your request to withdraw;

    • whether the underlying case has been set on the docket and the date of the next docket setting;

    • copy of the request has been mailed to all parties of record;

    • client consents, or other reason was given for the attorney’s withdrawal.

  4. SUBSTITUTION OF COUNSEL. You may use the Division’s Substitution of Counsel form if you are withdrawing and there is a substitution of a new attorney in the case. If you elect to use the substitution of counsel form, there is no need to submit a separate motion or request to withdraw. Please attach a list of all cases affected by the substitution of counsel if more than one case is involved.

  5. CHANGE OF LAW FIRM. If you leave one firm to join another firm please notify the Division in writing of any cases you are taking to your new firm. If you are taking cases with you to the new firm, please file a Substitution of Counsel Form WC-237 at http://www.dolir.mo.gov/wc/forms/wc-237-ai.pdf to reflect the event. If you are not taking cases with you, but leaving the cases at your former firm, the new attorney and the former firm should file a Substitution of Counsel Form WC-237 to reflect the event. Press CTRL + LEFT CLICK to follow the links.

The Division of Workers’ Compensation is offering a new option for electronic docket notices. If you want to opt out of receiving the email stating “no notices were sent”, please email the address below stating such and the Division will discontinue these emails to you. This means you will only receive your docket notices. If you prefer to continue receiving these emails no action is needed.

Also, effective May 1, 2009, the Branson docket and the associated counties of Stone, Taney, Douglas and Ozark will officially transfer from the Joplin Office to the Springfield Office. The Rolla docket and the associated counties of Phelps, Dent, and Crawford will transfer from the Springfield Office to the Jefferson City Office. The Union/Washington docket and the associated county of Franklin will transfer from the Jefferson City office to the St. Charles Office. Starting in June the Division’s ALJ’s will begin traveling to our outlying dockets for all of our settings -including prehearing, conferences and mediations.

In addition, the Joplin office has recently added a new docket venue in Monett consisting of cases from Barry and Lawrence Counties. First dockets are set for June 2 & 3 with June 4th held in reserve for additional mediations and will be held at the Justice Center, 1901 E. Cleveland Street, Monett Mo. Also, the Joplin docket will consist of JasperCounty but will include all Joplin zip codes, some of which include part of Newton County. Cases from Saginaw, in Newton County, will also be set in Joplin. The Nevada docket will now be held in Lamar at the Thiebaud Auditorium, 105 E. 11th Street and will consist of cases from Barton, Cedar, Dade and Vernon Counties. The Neosho docket consists of McDonald County and Newton County cases, except for those areas in Newton County set out above and will be held at Crowder College, 601 Laclede Street, Neosho Mo. For a complete list of all statewide docket, addresses see the list below.

DKT LOCATION ADDRESS FOR ALL DIVISION OFFICES

Local Office

Venue

Location

Address

City

Cape Girardeau

Cape Girardeau

Division Office

3102 Blattner Dr. Suite 101

Cape Girardeau

Bloomfield

Stoddard County Courthouse

403 S. Prairie

Bloomfield

Caruthersville

Pemiscot County Courthouse

610 Ward Ave.

Caruthersville

Crystal City

City Hall

130 Mississippi Ave.

Crystal City

hearings

Farmington

Chamber of Commerce

302 N. Washington

Farmington

mediation/pro se

Farmington

Long Memorial Hall

110 West Columbia St.

Farmington

Ironton

Iron County Courthouse

250 S. Main St.

Ironton

New Madrid

New Madrid County Courthouse

450 Main St.

New Madrid

Poplar Bluff

Butler County Courthouse

100 N. Main St. Second Fl.

Poplar Bluff

Sikeston

Sikeston Municipal Court Bldg.

131 N. New Madrid St.

Sikeston

Jefferson City

Jefferson City

Division Office

3315 W. Truman Blvd.

Jefferson City

Boonville

County Courthouse

200 Main St. Third Fl.

Boonville

Camdenton

Camdenton County Courthouse

One Court Circle, NW

Camdenton

Columbia

The Resource Center

1500 Vandiver

Columbia

Eldon

Division Office

3315 W. Truman Blvd.

Jefferson City

Fulton

Division Office

3315 W. Truman Blvd.

Jefferson City

Hannibal

Marion County Courthouse

906 Broadway

Hannibal

Hermann

Gasconade Courthouse

119 East 1st St.

Hermann

Kirksville

County Courthouse

106 W Washington, Div 3 Crtrm 1st Fl.

Kirksville

Macon

Municipal Court

106 W. Bourke

Macon

Marshall

Municipal Court Bldg

5 E. Eastwood

Marshall

Mexico

County Courthouse

101 N. Jefferson

Mexico

Moberly

Municipal Court Bldg

204 N. Clark St.

Moberly

Sedalia

Pettis County Courthouse

415 S. Ohio, Law Library, 3rd Floor

Sedalia

Warrenton

Dept of Social Services

513 W. Booneslick

Warrenton

Rolla

Rolla City Hall

901 N. Elm St

Rolla

Joplin

Joplin

Division Office

3311 Texas

Joplin

Monett

Justice Center

1901 E Cleveland

Monett

Neosho

Crowder College

601 Laclede St

Neosho

Lamar

Thiebaud Auditorium

105 E. 11th

Lamar

Kansas City

Kansas City

Division Office – Gateway Bldg

1410 Genessee St, #210

Kansas City

641,196,416,164,068

Liberty

Administration Building

Courthouse Square

Liberty

Lexington

Lafayette Hall/White Dome

116 S 10th, Courtroom B

Lexington

Clinton

Henry County Courthouse

100 W. Franklin, 3rd Fl.

Clinton

Springfield

Springfield

Division Office

1736 E. Sunshine, Ste. 610

Springfield

Lebanon

Laclede Co Library (Primary)

915 S. Jefferson

Lebanon

Lebanon

Laclede Co Courthouse (backup)

200 N. Adams St.

Lebanon

West Plains

W. Plains Public Library (primary)

750 W. Broadway

West Plains

West Plains

Div. of Workforce Dev. (backup)

3417 Division Dr. Suite 1

West Plains

Branson

Taney Co. Judicial Center

266 Main St.

Forsyth

St. Charles

St. Charles

Division Office

3737 Harry S. Truman Blvd.

St. Charles

Union

Franklin County Government Ctr

400 E. Locust St, Rm #101

Union

Washington

Washington City Hall

405 Jefferson St.

Washington

St. Joseph

St. Joseph

Division Office

525 Jules, Rm. 315

St. Joseph

Bethany

County Courthouse

1515 Main

Bethany

Chillicothe

City Hall

715 N. Washington

Chillicothe

certain zip codes

Liberty

Gladstone City Hall

7010 North Homes

Gladstone 64118

Maryville

City Hall (primary)

415 N. Market

Maryville

Maryville

County Courthouse (Alternate)

305 N. Main

Maryville

Trenton

Grundy County Courthouse

700 Main St.

Trenton

St. Louis

St. Louis

250 Wainwright Bldg.

111 N. 7th Street

St. Louis

Thank you for your attention to these matters and for your continued professionalism when working with the Division.

If you have any questions please call the Division’s toll-free number at 1- 800-775-2667

Jamie HaglerChief of OperationsMissouri Division of Workers’ Compensation