At Brown & Crouppen, we understand pressure to “play down” your work related injury – until you see the bills begin pile up.
Jobs are supposed to provide income and security. But nothing can make you feel more helpless, or more worried about the future, than an injury sustained while on the job.
If you’ve been injured on the job, you need to be compensated for lost wages and medical bills. You can do this in a way that does not jeopardize your job or your career-if you have the right legal team helping you.
At Brown & Crouppen, we handle all sorts of workers’ compensation cases, as well as wrongful death suits, on-the-job injury claims, and occupational disease suits. If you are ready to schedule a free consultation, fill out our form.
What is Workers’ Compensation? Should I File for It?
Workers’ Compensation is insurance paid by an employer to cover medical care and benefits for employees who are injured or disabled because of their job. Common kinds of workplace injuries covered include:
- Slips & Falls
- Back Injuries
- Fallen Object Injuries
- Cuts / Lacerations
- Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
- Repetitive Stress Injuries
- Broken Bones
Workers’ Compensation injuries can also include serious illnesses or diseases contracted while on the job (though not common illnesses, such as the flu or a cold).
Be aware, though, that there are limits to workers’ compensation. For example, you might not get to choose your own doctor, or you might only get a portion of your lost wages.
Remember that the insurance company your employer uses has the sole goal of minimizing the cost of your claim. They do not care whether you have been seriously hurt. To them, you only represent a potential loss. For that reason alone you should speak to an attorney to know your rights and to see if you are eligible for further compensation.
But What Will Happen to My Job if I Get a Lawyer?
We get it-not only are you enduring you own pain, but you are worried about your job prospects, and possible your family. Can you keep your job? Will your employer retaliate? If you need to find another job, will you be labelled for life for filing a claim?
At Brown & Crouppen, we’ve handled hundreds of delicate situations like this, and we know the law. For example, the law provides specific protection against employer retaliation after workers compensation claims; discrimination based on a workers compensation claim is illegal. Our team is experienced at keeping people in their jobs and protecting against wrongful termination and workers comp discrimination.
How to Know if You Really Have a Case, And What It Will Cost
Many victims of on-the-job accidents wonder if they truly have a case, or if their case is “big enough” to seek legal help. Many workers do not seek legal help themselves – until they ask too many questions and see their employer hiring their own lawyer.
That said, we don’t want this process to use up money you don’t have, money that could be better spent on your family. For that reason, we offer our first consultation for free. We can even come to you, if that is more convenient.
More than that, we set our fees are based on the amount we recover for you. In other words, if we don’t win your case, you don’t pay any fees. You’ll never waste time or money on a hopeless case, or rack up legal fees that do nothing but line a lawyer’s pockets.
To start the process, simply call or fill out our contact form.
How to Find a Personal Injury Lawyer You Can Trust
Searching for the right law firm can be incredibly difficult, especially when money and time are concerns. Visiting our web page is a good first step.
Countless employees who have successfully filed for workers’ compensation, or brought suit against their employers, can attest to the results a good workers’ compensation attorney can bring. They recommend taking these three steps:
- Search hard for a specialist. There are many lawyers out there, but only a few with a proven track record and extensive experience when it comes to on-the-job accidents and worker’s claims.
- Narrow down to just those that have other satisfied clients. The best way to find an attorney is by asking around and seeing who others recommend. A good track record speaks for itself.
- Think about more than medical bills. Of course, you want your medical bills to be covered. But what about lost wages? Pain and suffering? And how do these impact your family? Choose an attorney who can discuss different options with you.
Cases We Have Handled
Our experience in getting workers the compensation they deserve is extensive. Here are just some of the kinds of cases we have successfully handled:
- Workers’ Compensation Claims
- Repetitive Lifting Injuries
- Occupational Disease
- Traumatic Brain Injuries
- Knee And Joint Injuries
- Shoulder Injuries
- Wrongful Death
- Head, Neck And Back Injuries
- Carpal Tunnel Injuries
- FELA – Federal Employers’ Liability Act
- Seaman Injuries (The Jones Act And Maritime Law)
If you’ve been injured on the job in Missouri, Kansas, or Illinois, you are not alone. Brown & Crouppen is here to make sure you get the financial compensation your deserve for the injuries and damages you’ve suffered.
Our experience in this area has led us to be named the “Winningest Plaintiff Law Firm” by Missouri Lawyers Weekly!
Don’t waste any more time. Call us toll-free at 877-448-5415, or fill out our contact form.