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Workers’ Compensation

Missouri Workers’ Compensation Attorney Serving Springfield & Joplin

Helping injured workers get full benefits

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.

Understanding workers’ compensation in Missouri

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.

Protecting injured workers

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.

Do this if you have been injured at work

  1. Report your injury to your immediate supervisor.
  2. Ask for medical care: your employer will direct you to treatment and will pay for this treatment
  3. Hire an attorney: an attorney can help guide you through this process to ensure you are getting the proper benefits.

You have workers’ compensation questions. We have answers. Contact us for a free consultation.

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.


“Ryan Murphy and his associates are amazing. They have truly helped my family. Could not ask more from a lawyer.”
Art & Amy Jenkin, 5.0 Rating ★★★★★ Review From Google

“I have been extremely pleased with my interactions with Ryan Murphy’s firm. They are professional, aggressive and responsive to my every communication. You could not ask for more out of a worker’s comp attorney.”
Matthew Russell, 5.0 Rating ★★★★★ Review From Google

“As a fellow workers’ compensation practitioner, I’ve had occasion to work alongside Ryan Murphy for many years. When I cannot figure out the best approach to a complex workers’ compensation issue, I call Ryan Murphy. Should a family member or I ever require the services of a workers’ compensation attorney, Ryan Murphy is our first choice.”
Anonymous, 5.0 Rating ★★★★★ Review From Lawyers.com

“I have known Ryan for a number of years and would give him the highest possible recommendation. Furthermore, he exemplifies the highest integrity and ethical standards.”
Anonymous, 5.0 Rating ★★★★★ Review From Lawyers.com

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  • Springfield Office
    4905 S. National Ave
    Suite A128
    Springfield, Missouri 65810
    Phone: 417-888-0000
    Fax: 417-763-6864