To most people, the workers’ compensation process seems straightforward — you are injured on the job, so your company or its insurance company pays your wages and for your medical care until you can return to work.
To those who are injured, however, the reality of workers’ compensation quickly becomes apparent: It is neither simple nor straightforward. It involves paperwork, medical exams and disputes about missed pay and your ability to work. To top it off, you must deal with all of these issues while trying to get well and take care of your family.
At The Ryan E. Murphy Law Firm, we provide strategic support for injured workers that focuses on maximizing compensation and minimizing the impact on your life.
Workers’ compensation benefits were created to pay workers for injuries or illnesses caused or made worse by their jobs. Nearly all employers are required by law to have workers’ compensation insurance to pay for these kinds of injuries.
The system was established to expedite benefits payments and prevent delays typically encountered through litigation. Although it can make the process of collecting benefits easier, the workers’ comp system can severely restrict payments, leaving many families without the full benefits that they are entitled to.
To receive workers’ comp benefits, you do not have to prove that your employer did anything wrong. And you still are paid if your own mistake caused your injury.
While the law prohibits you from suing your employer, you may be able to file a third-party lawsuit against another person or company if it caused your injury. For example, a negligent driver or equipment manufacturer may be held liable in court for your injury.
In southwest Missouri, workers’ compensation attorney Ryan E. Murphy works aggressively to protect your rights and maximize your recovery. He understands the law, is familiar with the judges and has more than ten years of experience in this highly focused area of practice.
Our firm has the resources and knowledge to help you with every detail of your workers’ compensation claim, no matter the company you work for, the kind of job you do or the type of injury you suffer. We handle every kind of case, from auto accidents on the job to death at work.
We review your case and can calculate the benefits you are entitled to under the law. We support that calculation with expert medical evidence from a respected independent physician who examines you. If you are unhappy with your employer’s doctor, we can help you get a second opinion.
Through negotiation, advocacy before a workers’ compensation judge or an appeal, we fight to ensure you obtain the benefits and compensation you require to move forward with your life. We have had extremely good results in Springfield and Joplin workers’ comp cases.
We want to make sure you know your rights. Please review our answers to common workers’ compensation questions, and then give us a call to discuss your specific situation.
If you were hurt at work or are sick because of conditions at your job, contact The Ryan E. Murphy Law Firm, LLC online or at 417-888-0000 for a no-risk consultation that puts your case on the right path. We serve clients in Springfield, Joplin and throughout Missouri.
You pay no fee until our firm recovers benefits for you.